Deriving genetic programming fitness properties by static analysis

Johnson, Colin G. (2002) Deriving genetic programming fitness properties by static analysis. In: Lutton, Evelyne and Foster, James A. and Miller, Julian and Ryan, Conor and Tettamanzi, Andrea, eds. Genetic Programming: 5th European Conference, EuroGP 2002, Kinsale, Ireland, April 3-5, 2002. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2278. Springer-Verlag, Berlin pp. 299-308. ISBN 978-3540433781 . (Full text available)

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Abstract

Deriving Genetic Programming Fitness Properties by Static Analysis Colin G. Johnson The aim of this paper is to introduce the idea of using static analysis of computer programs as a way of measuring fitness in genetic programming. Such techniques extract information about the programs without explicitly running them, and in particular they infer properties which hold across the whole of the input space of a program. This can be applied to measure fitness, and has a number of advantages over measuring fitness by running members of the population on test cases. The most important advantage is that if a solution is found then it is possible to formally trust that solution to be correct across all inputs. This paper introduces these ideas, discusses various ways in which they could be applied, discusses the type of problems for which they are appropriate, and ends by giving a simple test example and some questions for future research.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: genetic algorithms, genetic programming, program analysis
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 10:05
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/13804 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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