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Evolutionary Learning

  1. Dimitris C. Dracopoulos

Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse142

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Dracopoulos, D. C. 2008. Evolutionary Learning. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .

Author Information

  1. University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2008

Abstract

This article describes the use of evolutionary computing techniques in machine learning tasks. The different categories of evolutionary computation are outlined: emphasis is given in the description of how these can be applied to problems that require learning. Learning algorithms that do not involve evolutionary algorithms are not included, but references in which the reader can find detailed information about such nonevolutionary learning approaches are provided.

Keywords:

  • evolutionary algorithms;
  • machine learning;
  • genetic algorithms;
  • neural evolution;
  • genetic programming;
  • coevolution;
  • reinforcement learning;
  • genetic learning;
  • evolutionary programming;
  • evolution strategies;
  • reinforcement learning