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Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 5, 393, 2004 c 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured in The Netherlands.
 

Summary: Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines, 5, 393, 2004
c 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Manufactured in The Netherlands.
Book Review: Grammatical Evolution: Evolutionary
Automatic Programming in an Arbitrary Language
Published by: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003, 160 pages; Book Series: GENETIC PROGRAMMING:
Volume 4, ISBN 1-4020-7444-1
Authors: Michael O'Neill and Conor Ryan
This is the first book written on grammatical evolution, a new technique that is receiving
increasing attention and use. Therefore, the book fulfills an important role and occupies a
currentlyemptyniche.Thisbranchofevolutionaryalgorithmshasbeendescribedpreviously
only in published papers, where space limitations have reduced clarity and the understanding
of the readers. Therefore, the book should be received with the utmost interest and attention
by specialists.
The book contains a good description of grammatical evolution, which makes it possible
for people with knowledge of evolutionary algorithms to understand, use and even improve
the techniques suggested. The abundance of examples and applications should convince the
reader that grammatical evolution is quite general and applicable to multiple fields.
This book has evolved from a doctoral thesis, and this shows in a few places where the
reader would like to find further explanations, rather than having to proceed to the references
to fill in the gaps. E.g., this happens in chapter 2 (a survey of previous works on the field)

  

Source: Alfonseca, Manuel - Escuela Politécnica Superior, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

 

Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences; Engineering