Hierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm: Toward a New Generation of Evolutionary Algorithms by Martin PelikanHierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm: Toward a New Generation of Evolutionary Algorithms by Martin Pelikan

Hierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm: Toward a New Generation of Evolutionary Algorithms

byMartin Pelikan

Paperback | October 21, 2010

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This book provides a framework for the design of competent optimization techniques by combining advanced evolutionary algorithms with state-of-the-art machine learning techniques. The primary focus of the book is on two algorithms that replace traditional variation operators of evolutionary algorithms, by learning and sampling Bayesian networks: the Bayesian optimization algorithm (BOA) and the hierarchical BOA (hBOA). They provide a scalable solution to a broad class of problems. The book provides an overview of evolutionary algorithms that use probabilistic models to guide their search, motivates and describes BOA and hBOA in a way accessible to a wide audience, and presents numerous results confirming that they are revolutionary approaches to black-box optimization.

Title:Hierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm: Toward a New Generation of Evolutionary AlgorithmsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:166 pagesPublished:October 21, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3642062733

ISBN - 13:9783642062735

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Table of Contents

From Genetic Variation to Probabilistic Modeling.- Probabilistic Model-Building Genetic Algorithms.- Bayesian Optimization Algorithm.- Scalability Analysis.- The Challenge of Hierarchical Difficulty.- Hierarchical Bayesian Optimization Algorithm.- Hierarchical BOA in the Real World.