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A Population Initialization Method for Evolutionary Algorithms based on Clustering and Cauchy Deviates


Bajer, Dražen; Martinović, Goran; Brest, Janez
A Population Initialization Method for Evolutionary Algorithms based on Clustering and Cauchy Deviates // Expert systems with applications, 60 (2016), 294-310 doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2016.05.009 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
A Population Initialization Method for Evolutionary Algorithms based on Clustering and Cauchy Deviates

Autori
Bajer, Dražen ; Martinović, Goran ; Brest, Janez

Izvornik
Expert systems with applications (0957-4174) 60 (2016); 294-310

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Cauchy deviates ; clustering ; differential evolution ; evolutionary algorithms ; initial population ; mutation

Sažetak
The initial population of an evolutionary algorithm is an important factor which affects the convergence rate and ultimately its ability to find high quality solutions or satisfactory solutions for that matter. If composed of good individuals it may bias the search towards promising regions of the search space right from the beginning. Although, if no knowledge about the problem at hand is available, the initial population is most often generated completely random, thus no such behavior can be expected. This paper proposes a method for initializing the population that attempts to identify i.e. to get close to promising parts of the search space and to generate (relatively) good solutions in their proximity. The method is based on clustering and a simple Cauchy mutation. The results obtained on a broad set of standard benchmark functions suggest that the proposed method succeeds in the aforementioned which is most noticeable as an increase in convergence rate compared to the usual initialization approach and a method from the literature. Also, insight into the usefulness of advanced initialization methods in higher-dimensional search spaces is provided, at least to some degree, by the results obtained on higher-dimensional problem instances---the proposed method is beneficial in such spaces as well. Moreover, results on several very high-dimensional problem instances suggest that the proposed method is able to provide a good starting position for the search.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Računarstvo



POVEZANOST RADA


Ustanove
Fakultet elektrotehnike, računarstva i informacijskih tehnologija Osijek

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  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXP)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus


Uključenost u ostale bibliografske baze podataka:


  • Cambridge/Computer and Information Abstracts
  • Research Alert
  • SCISEARCH
  • Scopus


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