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This study surveys Grammatical Evolution, identifies its most important issues, investigates the competence of the algorithm in a series of agent-oriented benchmark problems, provides experimental results which cast doubt about its effectiveness and efficiency on problems involving the evolution of the behaviour of an agent, and presents Constituent Grammatical Evolution (CGE), a new innovative evolutionary automatic programming algorithm. CGE extends Grammatical Evolution by incorporating the concepts of constituent genes and conditional behaviour-switching. It builds from elementary and more complex building blocks a control program which dictates the behaviour of an agent and it is applicable to the class of problems where the subject of search is the behaviour of an agent in a given environment. Experimental results show that the new algorithm significantly improves Grammatical Evolution in all problems it has been benchmarked.
Additionally, the investigation undertaken in this work required the development of a series of tools which are presented and described in detail. These tools provide an extendable open source and publicly available framework for experimentation in the area of evolutionary algorithms and their application in agent-oriented environments and complex systems.",
Supervisor: William J. Teahan
uk.bl.ethos.569460 ISNI: 0000 0004 2736 3960",
Genetic Programming entries for Loukas Georgiou