Causality in Genetic Programming

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  author =       "Justinian Rosca and Dana H. Ballard",
  title =        "Causality in Genetic Programming",
  booktitle =    "Genetic Algorithms: Proceedings of the Sixth
                 International Conference (ICGA95)",
  year =         "1995",
  editor =       "Larry J. Eshelman",
  pages =        "256--263",
  address =      "Pittsburgh, PA, USA",
  publisher_address = "San Francisco, CA, USA",
  month =        "15-19 " # jul,
  publisher =    "Morgan Kaufmann",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  ISBN =         "1-55860-370-0",
  URL =          "",
  size =         "8 pages",
  abstract =     "Causality relates changes in the structure of an
                 object with the effects of such changes, that is
                 changes in the properties or behavior of the object.
                 This paper analyzes the concept of causality in Genetic
                 Programming (GP) and suggests how it can be used in
                 adapting control parameters for speeding up GP search.
                 We first analyze the effects of crossover to show the
                 weak causality of the GP representation and operators.
                 Hierarchical GP approaches based on the discovery and
                 evolution of functions amplify this phenomenon.
                 However, selection gradually retains strongly causal
                 changes. Causality is correlated to search space
                 exploitation and is discussed in the context of the
                 exploration-exploitation tradeoff. The results
                 described argue for a bottom-up GP evolutionary thesis.
                 Finally, new developments based on the idea of GP
                 architecture evolution [Koza94] are discussed from the
                 causality perspective.",
  notes =        "\cite{Rosca:1995:aHGP} is a longer version of this

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