Method for optimizing a solution set

David E Goldberg (Inventor), Martin Pelikan (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


An embodiment of a method for optimizing a solution set has steps of generating a first solution set, selecting a second solution set from the first, fitting the second solution set with a probabilistic model, using the model to generate a new set of solutions, replacing at least a portion of the first set of solutions with the third, and evaluating the third set to determine if completion criteria have been met. A probabilistic model may allow for merging a plurality of variables into a single variable and for modeling relationships between the merged variables over multiple hierarchical levels. Invention method embodiments may also comprise steps of niching to preserve diversity among the solution set.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number7047169
Filing date1/18/02
StatePublished - May 16 2006


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