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Reconstructability analysis detection of optimal gene order in genetic algorithms

Martin Zwick (Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA)
Stephen Shervais (College of Business and Public Administration, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington, USA)


ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 1 June 2004



The building block hypothesis implies that genetic algorithm efficiency will be improved if sets of genes that improve fitness through epistatic interaction are near to one another on the chromosome. We demonstrate this effect with a simple problem, and show that information‐theoretic reconstructability analysis can be used to decide on optimal gene ordering.



Zwick, M. and Shervais, S. (2004), "Reconstructability analysis detection of optimal gene order in genetic algorithms", Kybernetes, Vol. 33 No. 5/6, pp. 1053-1062.



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