Phenotype Plasticity in Genetic Programming: A Comparison of Darwinian and Lamarckian Inheritance Schemes

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  author =       "Anna Esparcia-Alcazar and Ken Sharman",
  title =        "Phenotype Plasticity in Genetic Programming: A
                 Comparison of {Darwinian} and {Lamarckian} Inheritance
  booktitle =    "Genetic Programming, Proceedings of EuroGP'99",
  year =         "1999",
  editor =       "Riccardo Poli and Peter Nordin and 
                 William B. Langdon and Terence C. Fogarty",
  volume =       "1598",
  series =       "LNCS",
  pages =        "49--64",
  address =      "Goteborg, Sweden",
  publisher_address = "Berlin",
  month =        "26-27 " # may,
  organisation = "EvoNet",
  publisher =    "Springer-Verlag",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  ISBN =         "3-540-65899-8",
  URL =          "",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/3-540-48885-5_5",
  abstract =     "We consider a form of phenotype plasticity in Genetic
                 Programming (GP). This takes the form of a set of
                 real-valued numerical parameters associated with each
                 individual, an optimisation (or learning) algorithm for
                 adapting their values, and an inheritance strategy for
                 propagating learnt parameter values to offspring. We
                 show that plastic GP has significant benefits including
                 faster evolution and adaptation in changing
                 environments compared with non-plastic GP. The paper
                 also considers the differences between Darwinian and
                 Lamarckian inheritance schemes and shows that the
                 former is superior in dynamic environments",
  notes =        "EuroGP'99, part of \cite{poli:1999:GP}

                 Combination of GP and Simulated Annealing. Performs
                 experiments were SA produced changes (ie new constants)
                 are incorporated into genes (Lamarckian inheritance,
                 also known as {"}repair{"} in GA circles) compared to
                 not writing back. SA+GP claimed to be good (often).",

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