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This thesis combines the transfer of knowledge by genetic means with the transfer of knowledge by cultural means. In particular, it introduces a new evolutionary operator, memory operator. In conventional genetic programming systems, a new generation is formed from a mating pool whose members are selected from the fittest members of previous generation. The new generation is produced by the exchange of genes between members of the mating pool and the random replacement of genes in the offspring. The new generation may or may not be able to survive better than its predecessor in a given environment.
The memory operator augments the evolutionary process by inserting into new chromosomes genetic material known to often result in fitness improvements. This material is acquired through a learning process in which the system is required to evolve generations that survive in a less demanding environment. The cultural knowledge acquired in this learning process is applied as an intelligent form of mutation to aid survival in a more demanding environment.",
Genetic Programming entries for Keith Bearpark