Machine Learning for Evolution Strategies (Studies in Big Data)
By 作者: Oliver Kramer
ISBN-10 书号: 331933381X
ISBN-13 书号: 9783319333816
Edition 版本: 1st ed. 2016
Release Finelybook 出版日期: 2016-05-26
pages 页数: (124 )
This book introduces numerous algorithmic hybridizations between both worlds that show how machine learning can improve and support evolution strategies. The set of methods comprises covariance matrix estimation, meta-modeling of fitness and constraint functions, dimensionality reduction for search and visualization of high-dimensional optimization processes, and clustering-based niching. After giving an introduction to evolution strategies and machine learning, the book builds the bridge between both worlds with an algorithmic and experimental perspective. Experiments mostly employ a (1+1)-ES and are implemented in Python using the machine learning library scikit-learn. The examples are conducted on typical benchmark problems illustrating algorithmic concepts and their experimental behavior. The book closes with a discussion of related lines of research.