Variable Length Genomes for Evolution Strategies

Cin-Young Lee and Erik K. Antonsson

Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2000)
(July 2000).


A general variable length genome, called exG, is developed here to address the problems of fixed length representations in canonical evo- lutionary algorithms. Convergence aspects of exG are discussed and preliminary results of exG usage are presented. The generality of this variable length genome is also shown via comparisons with other variable length rep- resentations.