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Semantically Driven Mutation in Genetic Programming

Beadle, Lawrence and Johnson, Colin G. (2009) Semantically Driven Mutation in Genetic Programming. In: 2009 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation. IEEE, pp. 1336-1342. ISBN 978-1-4244-2958-5. (doi:10.1109/CEC.2009.4983099) (KAR id:24113)


Using semantic analysis, we present a technique known as semantically driven mutation which can explicitly detect and apply behavioural changes caused by the syntactic changes in programs that result from the mutation operation. Using semantically driven mutation, we demonstrate increased performance in genetic programming on seven benchmark genetic programming problems over two different domains.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/CEC.2009.4983099
Uncontrolled keywords: Genetic Programming, Program Semantics, Semantically Driven Mutation, Reduced Ordered Binary Decision Diagrams
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: 29 Mar 2010 12:15 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:02 UTC
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Beadle, Lawrence.

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