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Title: Genetic algorithms as discovery programs

Genetic algorithms are mathematical counterparts to natural selection and gene recombination. As such, they have provided one of the few significant breakthroughs in machine learning. Used with appropriate reward functions and apportionment of credit, they have been successfully applied to gas pipeline operation, x-ray registration and mathematical optimization problems. This paper discusses the basics of genetic algorithms, describes a few successes, and reports on current progress at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in applications to set covering and simulated robots.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7058240
Report Number(s):
CONF-8610146-5
ON: DE87002410
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Southeastern TIMS meeting, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA, 9 Oct 1986; Other Information: Paper copy only, copy does not permit microfiche production
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ALGORITHMS; BIOLOGICAL EVOLUTION; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; GENETICS; BIOLOGY; MATHEMATICAL LOGIC; SIMULATION 550400* -- Genetics