Embracing Plagiarism: Theoretical, Biological and Empirical Justification for Copy Operators in Genetic Optimisation

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@Article{McGregor:2005:GPEM,
  author =       "S. McGregor and I. Harvey",
  title =        "Embracing Plagiarism: Theoretical, Biological and
                 Empirical Justification for Copy Operators in Genetic
                 Optimisation",
  journal =      "Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines",
  year =         "2005",
  volume =       "6",
  number =       "4",
  pages =        "407--420",
  month =        dec,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Cartesian
                 Genetic Programming, Genetic operators, Boolean logic,
                 evolutionary design, translocation, transposition",
  ISSN =         "1389-2576",
  URL =          "http://www.cogs.susx.ac.uk/users/inmanh/Plagiarism.pdf",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/s10710-005-4804-9",
  size =         "14 pages",
  abstract =     "A novel genetic operator, the plagiarism operator, is
                 introduced for evolutionary design and optimisation.
                 This operator is analogous in some respects to
                 crossover and to biological transposition. Plagiarism
                 is shown to be theoretically superior to uniform
                 mutation for generalised counting-ones problems, and
                 also to outperform uniform mutation on certain classes
                 of random fitness landscapes. Experimental results are
                 presented showing that plagiarism speeds up the
                 artificial evolution of certain digital logic circuits.
                 The performance of this operator is interpreted in
                 terms of the non-uniform distribution of genetic
                 primitives in good solutions for certain problems.",
  notes =        "p407 'the plariarism operator simply copies a genetic
                 primitive from one locus to another'. p413 'uniform
                 mutation is a biased operator'.",
}

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