A Generic Framework for Building Dispersion Operators in the Semantic Space [chapter]

Luiz Otavio V. B. Oliveira, Fernando E. B. Otero, Gisele L. Pappa
2018 Genetic Programming Theory and Practice XIII  
This chapter proposes a generic framework to build geometric dispersion (GD) operators for Geometric Semantic Genetic Programming in the context of symbolic regression, followed by two concrete instantiations of the framework: a multiplicative geometric dispersion operator and an additive geometric dispersion operator. These operators move individuals in the semantic space in order to balance the population around the target output in each dimension, with the objective of expanding the convex
more » ... ll defined by the population to include the desired output vector. An experimental analysis was conducted in a testbed composed of sixteen datasets showing that dispersion operators can improve GSGP search and that the multiplicative version of the operator is overall better than the additive version.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-97088-2_12 fatcat:uvtybvlfvfglxcz547qpwfk6t4