Burden and Benefits of Redundancy

Karsten Weicker KarstenWeicker@informatic.uni-stuttgart.de    Institute of Computer Science University of Stuttgart Breitwiesenstr. 20–22 70565 Stuttgart, Germany

Nicole Weicker KarstenWeicker@informatic.uni-stuttgart.de    Institute of Computer Science University of Stuttgart Breitwiesenstr. 20–22 70565 Stuttgart, Germany

Abstract

This work investigates the effects of two techniques introducing redundancy, diploid representations and decoders. The effects of redundancy on mutation, recombination, the structure of the landscape and the interplay between these ingredients are of particular interest. Resulting neutral mutations are found to be the reason for the transformation of local optima into platenu points. Additional ...

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