A Field Guide to Genetic Programming

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A Field Guide to Genetic Programming
Author: Riccardo Poli, Bill Langdon, Nic McPhee
Genre: NonFiction
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781409200734
Publication Date: 2008
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/
CC-Licensed Version: http://www.gp-field-guide.org.uk/
Print version for purchase: http://www.lulu.com/content/2167025
Pages: 250

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.