The TransRAR crossover operator for genetic algorithms with set encoding

Rubén Ruiz-Torrubiano, Alberto Suárez

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This work introduces a new crossover operator specially designed to be used in genetic algorithms (GAs) that encode candidate solutions as sets of fixed cardinality. The Transmitting Random Assortment Recombination (TransRAR) operator proceeds by taking elements from a multiset, which is built by the union of the parent chromosomes, allowing repeated elements. If an element that is present in both parents is drawn, it is accepted with probability 1. Elements that belong to only one of the parents are accepted with a probability p, smaller than 1. The performance of this novel crossover operator is assessed in synthetic and real-world problems. In these problems, GAs that employ this type of crossover outperform those that use alternative operators for sets, such as Random Assortment Recombination (RAR), Random Respectful Recombination (R 3) or Random Transmitting Recombination (RTR). Furthermore, TransRAR can be implemented very efficiently and is faster than RAR, its closest competitor in terms of overall performance.

TitelGenetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'11
Redakteure/-innenNatalio Krasnogor, Pier Luca Lanzi
Herausgeber (Verlag)ACM
ISBN (Print)9781450305570
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 12 Juli 2011
Extern publiziertJa


NameGenetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO'11


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