A New Framework with FDPP-LX Crossover for Real-Coded Genetic Algorithm

Zhi-Qiang CHEN  Rong-Long WANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E94-A   No.6   pp.1417-1425
Publication Date: 2011/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E94.A.1417
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Numerical Analysis and Optimization
Keyword: 
genetic algorithm,  function optimization,  real-coded,  crossover operator,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents a new and robust framework for real-coded genetic algorithm, called real-code conditional genetic algorithm (rc-CGA). The most important characteristic of the proposed rc-CGA is the implicit self-adaptive feature of the crossover and mutation mechanism. Besides, a new crossover operator with laplace distribution following a few promising descent directions (FPDD-LX) is proposed for the rc-CGA. The proposed genetic algorithm (rc-CGA+FPDD-LX) is tested using 31 benchmark functions and compared with four existing algorithms. The simulation results show excellent performance of the proposed rc-CGA+FPDD-LX for continuous function optimization.