What is a Good Genotype-Phenotype Mapping for the Evolution of Computer Programs?

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@TechReport{miller:2002:sees,
  author =       "J. F. Miller",
  title =        "What is a Good Genotype-Phenotype Mapping for the
                 Evolution of Computer Programs?",
  institution =  "University of Hertfordshire, Computer Science",
  booktitle =    "Software Evolution and Evolutionary Computation
                 Symposium Abstracts",
  year =         "2002",
  editor =       "C. L. Nehaniv and M. Loomes and P. Marrow and 
                 P. Wernick",
  number =       "364",
  type =         "Technical Report",
  pages =        "16",
  address =      "University of Hertfordshire",
  month =        "2 " # feb,
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Cartesian
                 Genetic Programming",
  URL =          "http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~nehaniv/EN/seec.html",
  URL =          "http://homepages.herts.ac.uk/~comqcln//EN/seec/abstracts/miller.html",
  abstract =     "In this paper I describe the characteristics of a
                 novel form of Genetic Programming called Cartesian
                 Genetic Programming (CGP) which appears to benefit from
                 a highly effective genotype-phenotype mapping. The
                 mapping allows explicit genotype redundancy that a
                 simple search algorithm can exploit via genetic drift.
                 The continual process of genetic change leading to
                 phenotypic change appears to lead to a highly effective
                 search process. It is easy to demonstrate practically
                 that the genetic drift is the primary source of the
                 algorithm's power. Recently, I have investigated a
                 developmental form of CGP in which one evolves the
                 program for a single cell. The cell's program and
                 context allows it to differentiate and divide and
                 construct an 'organism' made of many cells. The
                 organism however is just another larger Cartesian
                 Genetic Program. It was anticipated that the new
                 organism would be more evolvable because of its shorter
                 genotype length. Early experiments appear not to show
                 this however. I discuss the implications of this and
                 attempt to make some progress on the question of what
                 makes a good genotype-phenotype mapping for the
                 evolution of computer programs.",
  size =         "1 page",
}

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