Evolution of neural net architectures by a hierarchical grammar-based genetic system

  • Christian Jacob
  • Jan Rehder


We present a hierarchically structured system for the evolution of connectionist systems. Our approach is exemplified by evolution paradigms for neural network topologies and weights. Our descriptions of a network’s connectivity are based on context-free grammars which are used to characterize signal flow from input to output neurons. Evolution of a simple control task gives a first impression about the capabilities of this approach.


Output Neuron Cortex Neuron Neuron Functionality Neural Network Development Neuron Activation Function 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Jacob
    • 1
  • Jan Rehder
    • 1
  1. 1.Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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