Survival and Construction Schema Theory for Recombination

  • William M. Spears
Part of the Natural Computing Series book series (NCS)


Chapter 3 provided an analysis of how likely it is to disrupt hyperplanes via recombination. Chapter 4 considered the more positive view of recombination as an operator than can construct hyperplanes from lower-order hyperplanes. One interesting observation can be made by comparing the graphs for disruption in Chap. 3 to those for construction in Chap. 4 — namely, that the graphs are qualitatively related in the sense that if one recombination operator is more disruptive, it is also more constructive. The results are intuitively plausible and hold for every set of graphs we have been able to generate.


Recombination Event Positive View Construction Graph Tight Relationship Combination Operator 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • William M. Spears
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  1. 1.AI Center — Code 5514Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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