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Finding Diverse Examples with Genetic Algorithms

Johnson, Colin G. (2001) Finding Diverse Examples with Genetic Algorithms. In: John, Robert and Birkenhead, Ralph, eds. Developments in Soft Computing. Advances in Soft Computing . Physica, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 92-99. ISBN 978-3-7908-1361-6. E-ISBN 978-3-7908-1829-1. (doi:10.1007/978-3-7908-1829-1_11) (KAR id:13591)


A number of real-world problems can be seen as instances of the general problem of emphfinding qualitative examples. In such a problem we know how to classify objects from a set into a large number of classes, and we would like to find one specific example for each class. In this paper we outline a number of problems which fit into this category, and analyse some of the requirements for a general heuristic for this category of problem. We then develop a heuristic for this type of problem, based on genetic algorithms, and investigate the application of this heuristic to some test problems.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/978-3-7908-1829-1_11
Uncontrolled keywords: classification, qualitative examples, evolutionary computing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:51 UTC
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