Neutrality in evolutionary algorithms… What do we know?

Edgar Galván-López, Riccardo Poli, Ahmed Kattan, Michael O'Neill, Anthony Brabazon
2011 Evolving Systems  
Publication information Evolving Systems, 2 (3): 145-163 Publisher Springer Link to online version http://dx. Abstract Over the last years, the effects of neutrality have attracted the attention of many researchers in the Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) community. A mutation from one gene to another is considered as neutral if this modification does not affect the phenotype. This article provides a general overview on the work carried out on neutrality in EAs. Using as a framework the origin of
more » ... utrality and its study in different paradigms of EAs (e.g., Genetic Algorithms, Genetic Programming), we discuss the most significant works and findings on this topic. This work points towards open issues, which the community needs to address.
doi:10.1007/s12530-011-9030-5 fatcat:oiao7sjqnbh2bj45c4nwebv43u