The effects of crossover and mutation operators on variable length linear structures

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@TechReport{Rowe01,
  author =       "Jon E Rowe and Nicholas F McPhee",
  title =        "The effects of crossover and mutation operators on
                 variable length linear structures",
  institution =  "University of Birmingham, School of Computer Science",
  number =       "CSRP-01-7",
  month =        jan,
  year =         "2001",
  email =        "J.E.Rowe@cs.bham.ac.uk, N.F.McPhee@cs.bham.ac.uk",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  file =         "/2001/CSRP-01-07.ps.gz",
  URL =          "ftp://ftp.cs.bham.ac.uk/pub/tech-reports/2001/CSRP-01-07.ps.gz",
  abstract =     "In the search space of variable length strings, it is
                 possible to define crossover and mutation operators
                 that are equivalent to those used in genetic
                 programming on tree structures. We study the effects of
                 these operators on the lengths of strings within a
                 population. It is shown that the distributions by which
                 different string lengths are sampled are strongly
                 biased. To investigate these biases, the effects of
                 repeated application of the operators (without regard
                 for fitness) is considered, and in some cases the
                 fixed-point distributions are found.",
}

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