Alternative Bloat Control Methods

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  author =       "Liviu Panait and Sean Luke",
  title =        "Alternative Bloat Control Methods",
  booktitle =    "Genetic and Evolutionary Computation -- GECCO-2004,
                 Part II",
  year =         "2004",
  editor =       "Kalyanmoy Deb and Riccardo Poli and 
                 Wolfgang Banzhaf and Hans-Georg Beyer and Edmund Burke and 
                 Paul Darwen and Dipankar Dasgupta and Dario Floreano and 
                 James Foster and Mark Harman and Owen Holland and 
                 Pier Luca Lanzi and Lee Spector and Andrea Tettamanzi and 
                 Dirk Thierens and Andy Tyrrell",
  series =       "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
  pages =        "630--641",
  address =      "Seattle, WA, USA",
  publisher_address = "Heidelberg",
  month =        "26-30 " # jun,
  organisation = "ISGEC",
  publisher =    "Springer-Verlag",
  volume =       "3103",
  ISBN =         "3-540-22343-6",
  ISSN =         "0302-9743",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/b98645",
  URL =          "",
  size =         "12",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  abstract =     "Bloat control is an important aspect of evolutionary
                 computation methods, such as genetic programming, which
                 must deal with genomes of arbitrary size.We introduce
                 three new methods for bloat control: Biased
                 Multi-Objective Parsimony Pressure (BMOPP), the Waiting
                 Room, and Death by Size. These methods are unusual
                 approaches to bloat control, and are not only useful in
                 various circumstances, but two of them suggest novel
                 approaches to attack the problem. BMOPP is a more
                 traditional parsimony-pressure style bloat control
                 method, while the other two methods do not consider
                 parsimony as part of the selection process at all, but
                 instead penalise for parsimony at other stages in the
                 evolutionary process. We find parameter settings for
                 BMOPP and the Waiting Room which are effective across
                 all tested problem domains. Death by Size does not
                 appear to have this consistency, but we find it a
                 useful tool as it has particular applicability to
                 steady-state evolution.",
  notes =        "GECCO-2004 A joint meeting of the thirteenth
                 international conference on genetic algorithms
                 (ICGA-2004) and the ninth annual genetic programming
                 conference (GP-2004)",

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