Conference Proceeding

GP vs GI: if you can't beat them, join them



Woodward J, Johnson C & Brownlee A (2016) GP vs GI: if you can't beat them, join them. In: Friedrich T (ed.) GECCO '16 Companion Proceedings of the 2016 on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference Companion. Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO-2016, Denver, CO, USA, 20.07.2016-24.07.2016. New York: ACM, pp. 1155-1156.

Genetic Programming (GP) has been criticized for targeting irrelevant problems [12], and is also true of the wider machine learning community [11]. which has become detached from the source of the data it is using to drive the field forward. However, recently GI provides a fresh perspective on automated programming. In contrast to GP, GI begins with existing software, and therefore immediately has the aim of tackling real software. As evolution is the main approach to GI to manipulating programs, this connection with real software should persuade the GP community to confront the issues around what it originally set out to tackle i.e. evolving real software.

Genetic Improvement (GI); Genetic Programming (GP)

Publication date31/12/2016
Publication date online31/07/2016
Place of publicationNew York
ConferenceGenetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO-2016
Conference locationDenver, CO, USA

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Dr Sandy Brownlee

Dr Sandy Brownlee

Senior Lecturer in Computing Science, Computing Science and Mathematics - Division