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Multimodal Estimation of Distribution Algorithms
Yang, Qiang; Chen, Wei-Neng; Li, Yun; Chen, C. L. Philip; Xu, Xiang-Min; Zhang, Jun
2017-03
Source PublicationIEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS
ISSN2168-2267
Volume47Issue:3Pages:636-650
AbstractTaking the advantage of estimation of distribution algorithms (EDAs) in preserving high diversity, this paper proposes a multimodal EDA. Integrated with clustering strategies for crowding and speciation, two versions of this algorithm are developed, which operate at the niche level. Then these two algorithms are equipped with three distinctive techniques: 1) a dynamic cluster sizing strategy; 2) an alternative utilization of Gaussian and Cauchy distributions to generate offspring; and 3) an adaptive local search. The dynamic cluster sizing affords a potential balance between exploration and exploitation and reduces the sensitivity to the cluster size in the niching methods. Taking advantages of Gaussian and Cauchy distributions, we generate the offspring at the niche level through alternatively using these two distributions. Such utilization can also potentially offer a balance between exploration and exploitation. Further, solution accuracy is enhanced through a new local search scheme probabilistically conducted around seeds of niches with probabilities determined self-adaptively according to fitness values of these seeds. Extensive experiments conducted on 20 benchmark multimodal problems confirm that both algorithms can achieve competitive performance compared with several state-of-the-art multimodal algorithms, which is supported by nonparametric tests. Especially, the proposed algorithms are very promising for complex problems with many local optima.
KeywordEstimation of distribution algorithm (EDA) multimodal optimization multiple global optima niching
DOI10.1109/TCYB.2016.2523000
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Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaAutomation & Control Systems ; Computer Science
WOS SubjectAutomation & Control Systems ; Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence ; Computer Science, Cybernetics
WOS IDWOS:000396395400008
PublisherIEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
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CollectionUniversity of Macau
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Yang, Qiang,Chen, Wei-Neng,Li, Yun,et al. Multimodal Estimation of Distribution Algorithms[J]. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS,2017,47(3):636-650.
APA Yang, Qiang,Chen, Wei-Neng,Li, Yun,Chen, C. L. Philip,Xu, Xiang-Min,&Zhang, Jun.(2017).Multimodal Estimation of Distribution Algorithms.IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS,47(3),636-650.
MLA Yang, Qiang,et al."Multimodal Estimation of Distribution Algorithms".IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON CYBERNETICS 47.3(2017):636-650.
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