A new genetic algorithm which uses a 3-parent uniform crossover operator is developed and analyzed. Uniform crossover operators are shown to be based on the premise that all bit-level genetic information should be passed from parents to children. The 3-parent uniform crossover operator is shown to adhere to this premise. The 3-parent uniform crossover operator is shown to be better than the 2-parent uniform crossover operator on the De Jong test functions.
Two new genetic algorithms which use 3-parent traditional crossover operators are developed and analyzed. The first uses a strategy of randomly selecting 3 of the 6 children resulting from 3-parent reproduction. The second uses a strategy of selecting the best 3 of the 6 children resulting from 3-parent reproduction. Each of the 3-parent traditional crossover operators is shown to be superior to the 2-parent traditional crossover operator on the De Jong test functions. The strategy of selecting the best 3 out of 6 children is shown to be superior to the strategy of randomly selecting 3 out of 6 children.
In addition to these 3-parent genetic algorithms, a relationship between the Metropolis algorithm from simulated annealing and the two-membered evolution strategy is developed. The Metropolis algorithm is shown to be a special case of the two- membered evolution strategy.
Edmondson, Lawrence Vincent and Gillett, Billy E., "Genetic Algorithm with 3-parent Uniform Crossover" (1993). Computer Science Technical Reports. 44.
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01 Jul 1993