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The adaptationist stance and evolutionary computation

Jelasity, Mark (1999) The adaptationist stance and evolutionary computation. [Conference Paper]

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Abstract

In this paper the connections between the evolutionary paradigm called adaptationism and the field of evolutionary computation (EC) will be outlined. After giving an introduction to adaptationism we will try to show that the so called adaptational stance can be applied in EC as well as in biology and this application may have significant benefits. It will also be shown that this approach has serious, inherent limitations in both cases especially in the case of EC, because we lack the language which could be used to form the theories, but these representational limitations can be handled by devoting efforts to construct this language.

Item Type:Conference Paper
Keywords:knowledge representation, evolutionary computation, adaptation, evolution
Subjects:Biology > Evolution
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science > Machine Learning
Philosophy > Philosophy of Science
ID Code:557
Deposited By:Jelasity, Mark
Deposited On:21 Mar 2000
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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