Code Growth, Explicitly Defined Introns and Alternative Selection Schemes

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  author =       "K. Harries and P. W. H. Smith",
  title =        "Code Growth, Explicitly Defined Introns and
                 Alternative Selection Schemes",
  howpublished = "www",
  year =         "1998",
  note =         "Earlier version of Evolutionary Computation 6 (4),
                 336-360, 1998",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Introns,
                 Bloat, Parsimony",
  URL =          "",
  URL =          "",
  size =         "26 pages",
  abstract =     "Previous work on introns and code growth in genetic
                 programming is expanded on and tested experimentally.
                 Explicitly Defined Introns are introduced to tree-based
                 representations as an aid to measuring and evaluating
                 intron behaviour, and it is shown that though introns
                 do create code growth they are not the only cause of it
                 and removing them merely decreases the growth rate, not
                 eliminates it. By systematically negating various forms
                 of intron behaviour a deeper understanding of the
                 causes of code growth is obtained, leading to the
                 development of a system that keeps unnecessary bloat to
                 a minimum. Alternative selection schemes and
                 recombination operators are examined and improvements
                 demonstrated over the standard methods in terms of both
                 performance and parsimony.",
  notes =        "Final version is \cite{PWHSmith:1998:cgediass}",

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