• Meta Genetic Programming

    From midhunxda@gmail.com@21:1/5 to m...@helpmefigurethisout.com on Sun Dec 2 08:16:14 2018
    On Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 10:08:32 AM UTC+5:30, m...@helpmefigurethisout.com wrote:
    Using a genetic programming program to evolve a genetic programming
    program has been thought of before. But, to my knowledge it has only
    been applied to certain limited parameters (such as mutation rate and population size), not to the entire thing. By genetic programming
    program, I mean the program that you wrote yourself, that mutates and
    crosses over parse trees then assesses their fitness.

    So, right now we are using our brains as the meta-genetic programmer.
    We are using our brain to evolve (in a sense) the genetic programming program. But seeing as how the whole point of genetic programming is to imagine things that would not normally be thought up by the human
    brain, why is it being done this way? If we can get a genetic
    programming program to evolve on its own, we will take the limitations
    of the brain's creativity out of the equation.

    The process is simple in theory. Evolve a program that takes an
    input-output table as the input, and outputs a program that
    successfully runs this input output table as the output. This is after
    all what your manually written genetic programming program does.

    As we all know, the scalability problems of genetic programming would
    make this impossible if it were started from a random seed. So, instead
    it should be started from a population of genetic programming programs.
    For example, the one you wrote yourself. Ones that other people have
    written. Slight variations on each of those.

    I would have already tried this out myself. But my intellect is
    gradually beginning to fail me and I can only work at a snail's pace.
    If this is a good idea I want to do it justice by testing it out as
    soon as possible. I hope that one of you can help.


    My Genetic Programming Web Site:

    Hi everyone. Any update on this project? (I know this is 2018.)

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