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Title: Hyper-heuristic approaches to automatically designing heuristics as mutation operators for evolutionary programming on function classes
Author: Hong, Libin
ISNI:       0000 0004 7430 3661
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2018
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A hyper-heuristic is a search method or learning mechanism for selecting or generating heuristics to solve computational search problems. Researchers classify hyper-heuristics according to the source of feedback during learning: Online learning hyper-heuristics learn while solving a given instance of a problem; Offline learning hyper-heuristics learn from a set of training instances, a method that can generalise to unseen instances. Genetic programming (GP) can be considered a specialization of the more widely known genetic algorithms (GAs) where each individual is a computer program. GP automatically generates computer programs to solve specified tasks. It is a method of searching a space of computer programs. GP can be used as a kind of hyper-heuristic to be a learning algorithm when it uses some feedback from the search process. Our research mainly uses genetic programming as offline hyper-heuristic approach to automatically design various heuristics for evolutionary programming.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science