Effects of Lexicase and Tournament Selection on Diversity Recovery and Maintenance

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@InProceedings{Helmuth:2016:GECCOcomp,
  author =       "Thomas Helmuth and Nicholas Freitag McPhee and 
                 Lee Spector",
  title =        "Effects of Lexicase and Tournament Selection on
                 Diversity Recovery and Maintenance",
  booktitle =    "GECCO '16 Companion: Proceedings of the Companion
                 Publication of the 2016 Annual Conference on Genetic
                 and Evolutionary Computation",
  year =         "2016",
  editor =       "Tobias Friedrich and Frank Neumann and 
                 Andrew M. Sutton and Martin Middendorf and Xiaodong Li and 
                 Emma Hart and Mengjie Zhang and Youhei Akimoto and 
                 Peter A. N. Bosman and Terry Soule and Risto Miikkulainen and 
                 Daniele Loiacono and Julian Togelius and 
                 Manuel Lopez-Ibanez and Holger Hoos and Julia Handl and 
                 Faustino Gomez and Carlos M. Fonseca and 
                 Heike Trautmann and Alberto Moraglio and William F. Punch and 
                 Krzysztof Krawiec and Zdenek Vasicek and 
                 Thomas Jansen and Jim Smith and Simone Ludwig and JJ Merelo and 
                 Boris Naujoks and Enrique Alba and Gabriela Ochoa and 
                 Simon Poulding and Dirk Sudholt and Timo Koetzing",
  isbn13 =       "978-1-4503-4323-7",
  pages =        "983--990",
  address =      "Denver, Colorado, USA",
  month =        "20-24 " # jul,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  organisation = "SIGEVO",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1145/2908961.2931657",
  publisher =    "ACM",
  publisher_address = "New York, NY, USA",
  abstract =     "In genetic programming systems, parent selection
                 algorithms select the programs from which offspring
                 will be produced by random variation and recombination.
                 While most parent selection algorithms select programs
                 on the basis of aggregate performance on multiple test
                 cases, the lexicase selection algorithm considers each
                 test case individually, in random order, for each
                 parent selection event. Prior work has shown that
                 lexicase selection can produce both more diverse
                 populations and more solutions when applied to several
                 hard problems. Here we examine the effects of lexicase
                 selection, compared to those of the more traditional
                 tournament selection algorithm, on population error
                 diversity using two program synthesis problems. We
                 conduct experiments in which the same initial
                 population is used to start multiple runs, each using a
                 different random number seed. The initial populations
                 are extracted from genetic programming runs, and fall
                 into three categories: high diversity populations, low
                 diversity populations, and populations that occur after
                 diversity crashes. The reported data shows that
                 lexicase selection can maintain high error diversity
                 and also that it can re-diversify less-diverse
                 populations, while tournament selection consistently
                 produces lower diversity.",
  notes =        "Distributed at GECCO-2016.",
}

Genetic Programming entries for Thomas Helmuth Nicholas Freitag McPhee Lee Spector

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