A Field Guide to Genetic Programming
|A Field Guide to Genetic Programming|
|Author:||Riccardo Poli, Bill Langdon, Nic McPhee|
|Print version for purchase:||http://www.lulu.com/content/2167025|
A Field Guide to Genetic Programming (ISBN 978-1-4092-0073-4) is an introduction to genetic programming (GP). GP is a systematic, domain-independent method for getting computers to solve problems automatically starting from a high-level statement of what needs to be done. Using ideas from natural evolution, GP starts from an ooze of random computer programs, and progressively refines them through processes of mutation and sexual recombination, until solutions emerge. All this without the user having to know or specify the form or structure of solutions in advance. GP has generated a plethora of human-competitive results and applications, including novel scientific discoveries and patentable inventions.