The Squares Problem and a Neutrality Analysis with ReNCoDe

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  author =       "Rui L. Lopes and Ernesto Costa",
  title =        "The Squares Problem and a Neutrality Analysis with
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of the 15th Portuguese conference on
                 Progress in artificial intelligence",
  year =         "2011",
  editor =       "Luis Antunes and H. Sofia Pinto",
  volume =       "7026",
  series =       "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
  pages =        "182--195",
  address =      "Lisbon",
  month =        "10-13 " # oct,
  organisation = "FCUL, University of Lisbon",
  publisher =    "Springer",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, evolution,
                 network, neutrality, regulation, development",
  isbn13 =       "978-3-642-24768-2",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24769-9_14",
  size =         "14 pages",
  abstract =     "Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) are stochastic search
                 algorithms inspired by the principles of selection and
                 variation posited by the theory of evolution, mimicking
                 in a simple way those mechanisms. In particular, EAs
                 approach differently from nature the genotype -
                 phenotype relationship, and this view is a recurrent
                 issue among researchers. Moreover, in spite of some
                 performance improvements, it is a true fact that
                 biology knowledge has advanced faster than our ability
                 to incorporate novel biological ideas into EAs.
                 Recently, some researchers start exploring
                 computationally our new comprehension about the
                 multitude of the regulatory mechanisms that are
                 fundamental in both processes of inheritance and of
                 development in natural systems, trying to include those
                 mechanism in the EA. One of the first successful
                 proposals is the Artificial Gene Regulatory (ARN)
                 model, by Wolfgang Banzhaf. Soon after some variants of
                 the ARN with increased capabilities were tested. In
                 this paper, we further explore the capabilities of one
                 of those, the Regulatory Network Computational Device,
                 empowering it with feedback connections. The efficacy
                 and efficiency of this alternative is tested
                 experimentally using a typical benchmark problem for
                 recurrent and developmental systems. In order to gain a
                 better understanding about the reasons for the improved
                 quality of the results, we undertake a preliminary
                 study about the role of neutral mutations during the
                 evolutionary process.",
  notes =        "",
  affiliation =  "Center for Informatics and Systems of the University
                 of Coimbra, Polo II - Pinhal de Marrocos, 3030-290
                 Coimbra, Portugal",

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