EC Theory -- ``In Theory'': Towards a Unification of Evolutionary Computation Theory

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  author =       "Christopher R. Stephens and Riccardo Poli",
  title =        "{EC} Theory -- ``In Theory'': Towards a Unification of
                 Evolutionary Computation Theory",
  booktitle =    "Frontiers of Evolutionary Computation",
  pages =        "129--155",
  volume =       "11",
  chapter =      "7",
  publisher =    "Kluwer",
  year =         "2004",
  editor =       "Anil Menon",
  address =      "Boston, MA, USA",
  ISBN =         "1-4020-7524-3",
  URL =          "",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1007/1-4020-7782-3_7",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Schema
                 theory, Vose model, Unification, Evolutionary
                 strategies, Building Blocks",
  abstract =     "We present a personal overview of EC theory. In
                 particular, we try to show that recent theoretical
                 developments have pointed the way to a grand
                 unification of different branches of EC, such as
                 Genetic Algorithms and Genetic Programming, and also
                 different theoretical models, such as the Vose model
                 and Holland's Schema theorem. We give a broad outline
                 of this unification program showing how the different
                 elements above are related to each other via changes of
                 representation on the space of EC models. Based on our
                 work we pose a series of challenges which if met, we
                 believe, will lead to a much deeper understanding of EC
                 and the various types of evolutionary algorithm.",

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