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Bistability of the Needle Function in the Presence of Truncation Selection

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Bistability of the Needle Function in the Presence of Truncation Selection
It is possible for a GA to have two stable fixed points on a single-peak fitness landscape. These can correspond to meta-stable finite populations. This phenomenon is called bistability, and is only known to happen in the presence of recombination, selection, and mutation. This paper models the bistability phenomenon using an infinite population model of a GA based on gene pool recombination. Fixed points and their stability are explicitly calculated. This is possible since the infinite population model of the gene pool GA is much more tractable than the infinite population model for the standard simple GA. For the needlein-the-haystack fitness function, the fixed point equations reduce to a single variable polynomial equation, and stability of fixed points can be determined from the derivative of the single variable equation.
Alden H. Wright, Greg Cripe
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Type Conference
Year 2004
Where GECCO
Authors Alden H. Wright, Greg Cripe
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