Evolutionary Computation Glossary
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"...underlying mechanisms that
allow animals, and potentially,
to adapt and survive in uncertain environments" --- Meyer & Wilson (1991), [SAB90]
is able to occupy only a particular region of a
its locus. At any given locus there may exist, in the
alternative forms of the gene. These alternative are called alleles of one another.
The value of a gene. Hence, for a binary representation, each gene may have an
of 0 or 1.
"...the study of how
to make computers do things at which, at the moment, people are better" --- Elaine Rich
Term coined by Christopher G. Langton for
his 1987 [ALIFEI] conference. In the preface of the proceedings he
as "...the study of simple computer generated hypothetical life forms, i.e. life-as-it-
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Hitch Hiker's Guide to Evolutionary Computation,
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