Controlling Code Growth in Genetic Programming

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  author =       "P. W. H. Smith",
  title =        "Controlling Code Growth in Genetic Programming",
  booktitle =    "Advances in Soft Computing",
  year =         "2000",
  editor =       "Robert John and Ralph Birkenhead",
  pages =        "166--171",
  address =      "De Montfort University, Leicester, UK",
  publisher =    "Physica-Verlag",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Code Bloat,
                 Introns, Parsimony Pressure",
  ISBN =         "3-7908-1257-9",
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  size =         "6 pages",
  abstract =     "It has been known since the early days of Genetic
                 Programming that the evolutionary process tends to
                 stagnate after a certain number of generations.
                 Furthermore, during the evolutionary process, there is
                 an inexorable and sometimes exponential increase in the
                 average size of programs in a population. This has been
                 called bloat. The major cause of this bloat appears to
                 be caused by introns - sections of non-functional code.
                 In this paper introns are categorised and different
                 approaches to the control of code growth are
  notes =        "Published in 2000",

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