Evolutionary Computation Glossary
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which preceded Darwin's. Lamarck believed that evolution came about through the inheritance of
acquired characteristics. That is, the skills or physical features which an
acquires during its lifetime can be passed on to its
Although Lamarckian inheritance does not take place in nature, the idea has been usefully applied by
LEARNING CLASSIFIER SYSTEM.
which "learns" how to classify its inputs. This often involves "showing" the system many examples of
input patterns, and their corresponding correct outputs. See Q1.4 for more information.
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