The Difference between Individual and Population Genetic Algorithms
Nicolaas J. Vriend, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
in: W. Banzhaf, J. Daida, A.E. Eiben, M.H. Garzon, V. Honavar, M. Jakiela & R.E. Smith (Eds.), GECCO-99: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, July 13-17, 1999, Orlando, Florida USA, Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco, CA, 1999, p. 812

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See also: An Illustration of the Essential Difference between Individual and Social Learning, and its Consequences for Computational Analyses, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2000.

Abstract. We distinguish a population learning Genetic Algorithm (or pure GA), and an individual learning Genetic Algorithm (a GA combined with a Classifier System). We show that for a certain class of problems these two types lead to widely differing performances.

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