Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
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Pelikan, M. 2011. Genetic Algorithms. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .
- Published Online: 14 JAN 2011
Genetic algorithms are stochastic optimization methods inspired by natural evolution and genetics. Over the last few decades, genetic algorithms have been successfully applied to many problems of business, engineering, and science. Because of their operational simplicity and wide applicability, genetic algorithms are now playing an increasingly important role in computational optimization and operations research. This article provides an introduction to genetic algorithms as well as numerous pointers for obtaining additional information.
- genetic algorithm;
- evolutionary computation;
- evolutionary algorithm;
- stochastic optimization;
- artificial intelligence