The Holland Broadcast Language and the Modeling of Biochemical Networks

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  author =       "James Decraene and George G. Mitchell and 
                 Barry McMullin and Ciaran Kelly",
  title =        "The Holland Broadcast Language and the Modeling of
                 Biochemical Networks",
  editor =       "Marc Ebner and Michael O'Neill and Anik\'o Ek\'art and 
                 Leonardo Vanneschi and Anna Isabel Esparcia-Alc\'azar",
  booktitle =    "Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Genetic
  publisher =    "Springer",
  series =       "Lecture Notes in Computer Science",
  volume =       "4445",
  year =         "2007",
  address =      "Valencia, Spain",
  month =        "11-13 " # apr,
  pages =        "361--370",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming",
  isbn13 =       "978-3-540-71602-0",
  ISBN =         "3-540-71602-5",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/978-3-540-71605-1_34",
  abstract =     "The Broadcast Language is a programming formalism
                 devised by Holland in 1975, which aims at improving the
                 efficiency of Genetic Algorithms (GAs) during long-term
                 evolution. The key mechanism of the Broadcast Language
                 is to allow GAs to employ an adaptable problem
                 representation. Fixed problem encoding is commonly used
                 by GAs but may limit their performance in particular
                 cases. This paper describes an implementation of the
                 Broadcast Language and its application to modelling
                 biochemical networks. Holland presented the Broadcast
                 Language in his book 'Adaptation in Natural and
                 Artificial Systems' where only a description of the
                 language was provided, without any implementation. Our
                 primary motivation for this work was the fact that
                 there is currently no published implementation of the
                 Broadcast Language available. Secondly, no additional
                 examination of the Broadcast Language and its
                 applications can be found in the literature. Holland
                 proposed that the Broadcast Language would be suitable
                 for the modeling of biochemical models. However, he did
                 not support this belief with any experimental work. In
                 this paper, we propose an implementation of the
                 Broadcast Language which is then applied to the
                 modelling of a signal transduction network. We conclude
                 the paper by proposing that with some refinements it
                 will be possible to use the Broadcast Language to
                 evolve biochemical networks in silico.",
  notes =        "Part of \cite{ebner:2007:GP} EuroGP'2007 held in
                 conjunction with EvoCOP2007, EvoBIO2007 and

Genetic Programming entries for James Decraene George G Mitchell Barry McMullin Ciaran Kelly