Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Algorithms

Evolutionary Computation and Genetic Algorithms

William H. Hsu (Kansas State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-557-3.ch090


A genetic algorithm (GA) is a procedure used to find approximate solutions to search problems through the application of the principles of evolutionary biology. Genetic algorithms use biologically inspired techniques, such as genetic inheritance, natural selection, mutation, and sexual reproduction (recombination, or crossover). Along with genetic programming (GP), they are one of the main classes of genetic and evolutionary computation (GEC) methodologies.

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