Hierarchical Evolution of Neural Networks

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  author =       "David E. Moriarty and Risto Miikkulainen",
  title =        "Hierarchical Evolution of Neural Networks",
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE World Congress on
                 Computational Intelligence",
  year =         "1998",
  pages =        "428--433",
  address =      "Anchorage, Alaska, USA",
  month =        "5-9 " # may,
  publisher =    "IEEE Press",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, SANE system,
                 hierarchical approach, hierarchical evolution,
                 network-level exploitive search, neural networks,
                 neuro-evolution, neuron-level exploratory search, robot
                 arm manipulation task, manipulator kinematics, neural
  ISBN =         "0-7803-4869-9",
  file =         "c074.pdf",
  URL =          "http://nn.cs.utexas.edu/downloads/papers/moriarty.icec98.ps.gz",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1109/ICEC.1998.699793",
  size =         "6 pages",
  abstract =     "In most applications of neuro-evolution, each
                 individual in the population represents a complete
                 neural network. Retent work on the SANE system,
                 however, has demonstrated that evolving individual
                 neurons often produces a more efficient genetic search.
                 This paper demonstrates that while SANE can solve easy
                 tasks very quickly, it often stalls in larger problems.
                 A hierarchical approach to neuro-evolution is presented
                 that overcomes SANE' s difficul ties by integrating
                 both a neuron-level exploratory search and a
                 network-level exploitive search. In a robot arm
                 manipulation task, the hierarchical approach
                 outperforms both a neuron-based search and a
                 network-based search.",
  notes =        "ICEC-98 Held In Conjunction With WCCI-98 --- 1998 IEEE
                 World Congress on Computational Intelligence",

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