## Toward a theory of evolutionary computation (2005)

Venue: | BIOSYSTEMS |

Citations: | 2 - 1 self |

### BibTeX

@ARTICLE{Eberbach05towarda,

author = {Eugene Eberbach},

title = { Toward a theory of evolutionary computation},

journal = {BIOSYSTEMS},

year = {2005},

volume = {82},

pages = {1--19}

}

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### Abstract

We outline a theory of evolutionary computation using a formal model of evolutionary computation -- the Evolutionary Turing Machine -- which is introduced as the extension of the Turing Machine model. Evolutionary Turing Machines provide a better and a more complete model for evolutionary computing than conventional Turing Machines, algorithms, and Markov chains. The convergence and convergence rate are defined and investigated in terms of this new model. The sufficient conditions needed for the completeness and optimality of evolutionary search are investigated. In particular, the notion of the total optimality as an instance of the multiobjective optimization of the Universal Evolutionary Turing Machine is introduced. This provides an automatic way to deal with the intractability of evolutionary search by optimizing the quality of solutions and search costs simultaneously. Based on a new model a very flexible classification of optimization problem hardness for the evolutionary techniques is proposed.