Evolutionary Computation Glossary

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1/5 SUCCESS RULE:

Derived by I. Rechenberg, the suggestion that when Gaussian MUTATIONs are applied to real-valued vectors in searching for the minimum of a function, a rule-of-thumb to attain good rates of error convergence is to adapt the STANDARD DEVIATION of mutations to generate one superior solution out of every five attempts.

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Hitch Hiker's Guide to Evolutionary Computation, Issue 9.1, released 12 April 2001
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