publication . Article . 2011

Gene silencing—A genetic operator for constrained optimization

S. Siva Sathya; S. Kuppuswami;
  • Published: 07 Feb 2011 Journal: Applied Soft Computing, volume 11, pages 5,801-5,808 (issn: 1568-4946, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Genetic algorithms (GA) are generally considered to be suitable for solving large optimization problems. Even then, constrained optimization through GA is considered to be a challenging task because, GAs do not provide a direct methodology to solve such problems. For such types of problems, some modifications of the existing process of evolution have to be done or some special operators have to be used to satisfy the additional constraints. This paper proposes a bio inspired gene silencing operator that solves the problem of constrained optimization efficiently through simple and natural means. Two types of gene silencing operators have been realized and tested ...
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free text keywords: Multi-swarm optimization, Random optimization, Meta-optimization, Vector optimization, Optimization problem, Genetic operator, Algorithm, Genetic algorithm, Metaheuristic, Mathematics, Mathematical optimization
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