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* Why does it work? * How does it fundamentally differ from existing methods?
* What can it do that existing methods cannot?
The research described here seeks to answer those questions through investigations on several fronts. Analysis is performed which shows that Genetic Programming has a great deal in common with heuristic search, long studied in the field of Artificial Intelligence. It introduces a novel aspect to that method in the form of the recombination operator which generates successors by combining parts of favorable strategies. On another track, we show that Genetic Programming is a powerful tool which is suitable for real-world problems. This done first by applying it to an extremely difficult induction problem and measuring performance against other state-of-the-art methods. We continue by formulating a model induction problem which not only captures the pathologies of the real world, but also parameterizes them so that variation in performance can be measured as a function of confounding factors. At the same time, we study how the properties of search can be varied through the effects of the selection operator. Combining the lessons of the search analysis with known properties of biological systems leads to the formulation of a new recombination operator which is shown to improve induction performance. In support of the analysis of selection and recombination, we define problems in which structure is precisely controlled. These allow fine discrimination of search performance which help to validate analytic predictions. Finally, we address a truly unique aspect of Genetic Programming, namely the exploitation of symbolic procedural knowledge in order to provide 'explanations' from genetic programs.",
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Genetic Programming entries for Walter Alden Tackett