Developmental Evaluation in Genetic Programming: A Position Paper

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  author =       "Tuan-Hao Hoang and R. McKay and D. Essam and 
                 Xuan Hoai Nguyen",
  title =        "Developmental Evaluation in Genetic Programming: A
                 Position Paper",
  booktitle =    "Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and
                 Information Technologies, FBIT 2007",
  year =         "2007",
  pages =        "773--778",
  address =      "Jeju City, Korea",
  month =        "11-13 " # oct,
  publisher =    "IEEE Press",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, grammars,
                 trees (mathematics), L-systems, code duplication, code
                 replication, developmental evaluation, developmental
                 tree adjoining grammar guided GP, modularity selection,
                 structural regularity, tree adjoining grammar guided
                 derivation trees",
  isbn13 =       "978-0-7695-2999-8",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1109/FBIT.2007.104",
  abstract =     "Standard genetic programming genotypes are generally
                 highly disorganised and poorly structured, with little
                 code replication. This is also true of existing
                 developmental genetic programming systems, which
                 exploit regularity by using procedures, functional
                 modules, or macros and parameters passing. By contrast,
                 in biological developmental evolution, nature works
                 through code duplication to generate modularity,
                 regularity and hierarchy. Previous developmental
                 approaches have only one level of evaluation for each
                 individual - an approach which limits the advantages of
                 modularity to the species rather than the individual,
                 and hence inhibits selection of modularity. We argued
                 that evaluation during development is necessary for
                 structural regularity to emerge. To confirm the
                 benefits of developmental evaluation and the
                 contribution of code duplication to nature, our new
                 developmental process uses a new representation.
                 Developmental tree adjoining grammar guided GP (DTAG3P)
                 uses L-systems to encode tree adjoining grammar guided
                 (TAG) derivation trees, and has been investigated. We
                 have demonstrated scalable solutions to difficult
                 families of problems, and have evidence that this
                 performance is linked to the generation and
                 exploitation of structural regularities in the
  notes =        "FBIT 2007:

Genetic Programming entries for Tuan-Hao Hoang R I (Bob) McKay Daryl Essam Nguyen Xuan Hoai