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The Resource Contemporary evolution strategies, Thomas Bäck, Christophe Foussette, Peter Krause, (electronic book)

Contemporary evolution strategies, Thomas Bäck, Christophe Foussette, Peter Krause, (electronic book)

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Contemporary evolution strategies
Title
Contemporary evolution strategies
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Thomas Bäck, Christophe Foussette, Peter Krause
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Language
eng
Summary
Evolution strategies have more than 50 years of history in the field of evolutionary computation. Since the early 1990s, many algorithmic variations of evolution strategies have been developed, characterized by the fact that they use the so-called derandomization concept for strategy parameter adaptation. Most importantly, the covariance matrix adaptation strategy (CMA-ES) and its successors are the key representatives of this group of contemporary evolution strategies. This book provides an overview of the key algorithm developments between 1990 and 2012, including brief descriptions of the algorithms, a unified pseudocode representation of each algorithm, and program code which is available for download. In addition, a taxonomy of these algorithms is provided to clarify similarities and differences as well as historical relationships between the various instances of evolution strategies. Moreover, due to the authors' focus on industrial applications of nonlinear optimization, all algorithms are empirically compared on the so-called BBOB (Black-Box Optimization Benchmarking) test function suite, and ranked according to their performance. In contrast to classical academic comparisons, however, only a very small number of objective function evaluations is permitted. In particular, an extremely small number of evaluations, such as between one hundred and one thousand for high-dimensional functions, is considered. This is motivated by the fact that many industrial optimization tasks do not permit more than a few hundred evaluations. Our experiments suggest that evolution strategies are powerful nonlinear direct optimizers even for challenging industrial problems with a very small budget of function evaluations
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GW5XE
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1963-
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Bäck, Thomas
Dewey number
005.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76.618
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Foussette, Christophe
  • Krause, Peter
Series statement
Natural computing series,
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  • Evolutionary programming (Computer science)
  • Evolutionary computation
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Contemporary evolution strategies, Thomas Bäck, Christophe Foussette, Peter Krause, (electronic book)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Evolution Strategies -- Taxonomy of Evolution Strategies -- Empirical Analysis -- Summary
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SPR861786380
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 90 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9783642401367
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unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-40137-4
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illustrations (some color).
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not applicable
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unknown
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Electronic resource.
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remote
Label
Contemporary evolution strategies, Thomas Bäck, Christophe Foussette, Peter Krause, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Color
multicolored
Contents
Evolution Strategies -- Taxonomy of Evolution Strategies -- Empirical Analysis -- Summary
Control code
SPR861786380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 90 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642401367
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-40137-4
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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