Evolving art with scalable vector graphics

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den Heijer, E., Eiben, A.: Evolving art with scalable vector graphics. In: Proceedings of the 13th Annual Conference on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, GECCO 2011, pp. 427–434. ACM (2011)




In this paper we introduce the use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as a representation for evolutionary art. We describe the technical aspects of using SVG in evolutionary art, and explain the genetic operators mutation and crossover. Furthermore, we compare the use of SVG with existing representations in evolutionary art. We performed a number of experiments in an unsupervised evolutionary art system using two aesthetic measures as fitness functions, and compared the outcome of the different experiments with each other and with previous work with symbolic expressions as the representation. All images and SVG code examples in this paper are available at http://www.few.vu.nl/~eelco

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