Grammatical Evolution: Evolving Programs for an Arbitrary Language

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Ryan C., Collins J.J., Michael O'Neill (1998) Grammatical Evolution: Evolving Programs for an Arbitrary Language. EuroGP'98 First European Workshop on Genetic Programming Paris, France, , pp.83-96



We describe a Genetic Algorithm that can evolve complete programs. Using a variable length linear genome to govern how a Backus Naur Form grammar de nition is mapped to a program, expressions and programs of arbitrary complexity may be evolved. Other automatic programming methods are described, before our system, Grammatical Evolution, is applied to a symbolic regression problem.

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