Reconstructability Analysis Detection
Optimal Gene Order in Genetic Algorithms
Martin Zwick, Stephen Shervais
Presented at the 2002 meeting of the World Organization of Systems
and Cybernetics and the International Institute of General Systems Studies
The building block hypothesis implies that genetic algorithm efficiency will be improved if sets of genes that improve fitness through epistatic interaction are near to one another on the chromosome. We demonstrate this effect with a simple problem, and show that information-theoretic reconstructability analysis can be used to decide on optimal gene ordering.