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Elitism Levels Traverse Mechanism For The Derivation of Upper Bounds on Unimodal Functions

Ter-Sarkisov, A. (2012). Elitism Levels Traverse Mechanism For The Derivation of Upper Bounds on Unimodal Functions. Paper presented at the 2012 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, 10-15 Jun 2012, Brisbane, Australia.


In this article we present an Elitism Levels Traverse Mechanism that we designed to find bounds on population-based Evolutionary Algorithms solving unimodal functions. We prove its efficiency theoretically and test it on OneMax function deriving bounds cμn log n-O(μn). This analysis can be generalized to any similar algorithm using variants of elitist selection and genetic operators that flip or swap only 1 bit in each string.

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Publisher Keywords: Evolutionary computation; Genetic algorithms; Computational complexity
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Computer Science
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