Finding Diverse Examples with Genetic Algorithms

Johnson, Colin G. (2001) Finding Diverse Examples with Genetic Algorithms. In: Developments in Soft Computing, 2000, Leicester, England. (Full text available)

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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: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: classification, qualitative examples, evolutionary computing
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 17:59 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2011 01:10 UTC
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