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Enhancing the search ability of differential evolution through orthogonal crossover

Wang, Y and Cai, Z and Zhang, Q (2012) 'Enhancing the search ability of differential evolution through orthogonal crossover.' Information Sciences, 185 (1). 153 - 177. ISSN 0020-0255

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Abstract

Differential evolution (DE) is a class of simple yet powerful evolutionary algorithms for global numerical optimization. Binomial crossover and exponential crossover are two commonly used crossover operators in current popular DE. It is noteworthy that these two operators can only generate a vertex of a hyper-rectangle defined by the mutant and target vectors. Therefore, the search ability of DE may be limited. Orthogonal crossover (OX) operators, which are based on orthogonal design, can make a systematic and rational search in a region defined by the parent solutions. In this paper, we have suggested a framework for using an OX in DE variants and proposed OXDE, a combination of DE/rand/1/bin and OX. Extensive experiments have been carried out to study OXDE and to demonstrate that our framework can also be used for improving the performance of other DE variants. © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 14:58
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 14:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/14865

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