abstract = "Collective action has been examined to expedite search
in optimisation problems [ Dorigo et al., 1996 ] .
Collective memory has been applied to learning in
multiagent systems [ Garland and Alterman, 1996 ] . We
integrate the simplicity of collective action with the
pattern detection of collective memory to significantly
improve both the gathering and processing of knowledge.
We investigate the augmentation of distributed search
in genetic programming based systems with collective