Definition of Genetic Algorithms
Models that optimize rules by mimicking the Darwinian Law of survival ofthe fittest. A set of rules are chosen by those that work the best. The weakest arediscarded. In addition, two successful rules can be combined (the equivalent to geneticcross-overs) to produce offspring rules. The offspring can replace the parents, or they willbe discarded if less successful than the parents. Mutation is also accomplished byrandomly changing elements. Mutation and cross-over occur with low probability, as innature.