TY - JOUR
T1 - Robust parameter settings for variation operators by measuring the resampling ratio: A study on binary constraint satisfaction problems
JF - Journal of Heuristics
Y1 - 2004
A1 - van Hemert, J. I.
A1 - Bäck, T.
KW - constraint satisfaction
KW - evolutionary computation
KW - resampling ratio
AB - In this article, we try to provide insight into the consequence of mutation and crossover rates when solving binary constraint satisfaction problems. This insight is based on a measurement of the space searched by an evolutionary algorithm. From data empirically acquired we describe the relation between the success ratio and the searched space. This is achieved using the resampling ratio, which is a measure for the amount of points revisited by a search algorithm. This relation is based on combinations of parameter settings for the variation operators. We then show that the resampling ratio is useful for identifying the quality of parameter settings, and provide a range that corresponds to robust parameter settings.
VL - 10
ER -
TY - CONF
T1 - Measuring the Searched Space to Guide Efficiency: The Principle and Evidence on Constraint Satisfaction
T2 - Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science
Y1 - 2002
A1 - van Hemert, J. I.
A1 - Bäck, T.
ED - J. J. Merelo
ED - A. Panagiotis
ED - H.-G. Beyer
ED - Jos{\'e}-Luis Fern{\'a}ndez-Villaca{\~n}as
ED - Hans-Paul Schwefel
KW - constraint satisfaction
KW - resampling ratio
AB - In this paper we present a new tool to measure the efficiency of evolutionary algorithms by storing the whole searched space of a run, a process whereby we gain insight into the number of distinct points in the state space an algorithm has visited as opposed to the number of function evaluations done within the run. This investigation demonstrates a certain inefficiency of the classical mutation operator with mutation-rate 1/l, where l is the dimension of the state space. Furthermore we present a model for predicting this inefficiency and verify it empirically using the new tool on binary constraint satisfaction problems.
JF - Springer Lecture Notes on Computer Science
PB - Springer-Verlag, Berlin
SN - 3-540-44139-5
ER -