Balancing Parent and Offspring Selection in Genetic Programming

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  author =       "Huayang Xie and Mengjie Zhang",
  title =        "Balancing Parent and Offspring Selection in Genetic
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Joint Conference
                 on Artificial Intelligence (AI'09)",
  year =         "2009",
  editor =       "Ann E. Nicholson and Xiaodong Li",
  volume =       "5866",
  series =       "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
  pages =        "454--464",
  bibsource =    "DBLP,",
  address =      "Melbourne, Australia",
  month =        dec # " 1-4",
  publisher =    "Springer",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  isbn13 =       "978-3-642-10438-1",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/978-3-642-10439-8_46",
  abstract =     "In order to drive Genetic Programming (GP) search
                 towards an optimal situation, balancing selection
                 pressure between the parent and offspring selection
                 phases is an important aspect and very challenging. Our
                 previous work showed that stochastic elements cannot be
                 removed from both parent and offspring selections and
                 suggested that maximising diversity in parents and
                 minimising randomness in offspring could provide
                 significantly good performance. This paper conducts
                 additional carefully designed experiments to further
                 investigate how diverse the parent should be if the
                 offspring selection pressure is intensive. This paper
                 shows that any attempt on adding more selection
                 pressure to the parent selection can result in lower GP
                 performance, and the higher the parent selection
                 pressure, the worse the GP performance. The results
                 confirm and strengthen the finding in our previous

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