The Importance of Neutral Mutations in GP

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  author =       "Edgar Galvan-Lopez and Katya Rodriguez-Vazquez",
  title =        "The Importance of Neutral Mutations in GP",
  booktitle =    "Parallel Problem Solving from Nature - PPSN IX",
  year =         "2006",
  editor =       "Thomas Philip Runarsson and Hans-Georg Beyer and 
                 Edmund Burke and Juan J. Merelo-Guervos and 
                 L. Darrell Whitley and Xin Yao",
  volume =       "4193",
  pages =        "870--879",
  series =       "LNCS",
  address =      "Reykjavik, Iceland",
  publisher_address = "Berlin",
  month =        "9-13 " # sep,
  publisher =    "Springer-Verlag",
  ISBN =         "3-540-38990-3",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/11844297_88",
  size =         "10 pages",
  abstract =     "Understanding how neutrality works in EC systems has
                 drawn increasing attention. However, some researchers
                 have found neutrality to be beneficial for the
                 evolutionary process while others have found it either
                 useless or worse. We believe there are various reasons
                 for these contradictory results: (a) many studies have
                 based their conclusions using crossover and mutation as
                 main operators rather than using only mutation
                 (Kimura's studies were done analysing only mutations)
                 and, (b) studies often consider problems and
                 representation with larger complexity. The aim of this
                 paper is to analyse how neutral mutations tend to
                 behave in GP and establish how important they are. For
                 this purpose we introduce an approach which has two
                 advantages: (a) it allows us to specify neutrality and,
                 (b) this makes possible to understand how neutrality
                 affects the evolutionary search process.",
  notes =        "PPSN-IX",

Genetic Programming entries for Edgar Galvan Lopez Katya Rodriguez-Vazquez