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Symbiosis, Synergy and Modularity: Introducing the Reciprocal Synergy Symbiosis Algorithm

Mills, Rob and Watson, Richard A., Almeida e Costa, Fernando, Rocha, Luis M., Costa, Ernesto, Harvey, Inman and Coutinho, Antonio(eds.) (2007) Symbiosis, Synergy and Modularity: Introducing the Reciprocal Synergy Symbiosis Algorithm Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pp. 1192-1201.

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Symbiosis, the collaboration of multiple organisms from different species, is common in nature. A related phenomenon, symbiogenesis, the creation of new species through the genetic integration of symbionts, is a powerful alternative to crossover as a variation operator in evolutionary algorithms. It has inspired several previous models that use the repeated composition of pre-adapted entities. In this paper we introduce a new algorithm utilizing this concept of symbiosis which is simpler and has a more natural interpretation when compared with previous algorithms. In addition it achieves success on a broader class of modular problems than some prior methods.

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Published date: September 2007
Keywords: modularity, symbiosis, symbiogenesis, compositional evolution
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity, EEE


Local EPrints ID: 264047
ISSN: 0302-9743
PURE UUID: 7d43cb60-c936-44e6-86ab-d6d1cade49f1

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Date deposited: 31 May 2007
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 07:40

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Author: Rob Mills
Editor: Fernando Almeida e Costa
Editor: Luis M. Rocha
Editor: Ernesto Costa
Editor: Inman Harvey
Editor: Antonio Coutinho

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