Basic Genetic Algorithms Operations

Thursday, January 17, 2008 | Labels: , | |

As we had seen earlier, Genetic Algorithms (GA) have a solid basis in genetics and evolutionary biological systems. There are basically two kinds of operations in Genetic Algorithms, that are discussed below.

Genetic Operation: The genetic operation mimics the process of heredity of genes to produce new offsprings in each generation.

Evolution Operation: The evolution operation mimics the process of biological evolution to create the next population from generation to generation.

The Genetic operations include crossover and mutation operators while the evolution operation includes the selection or reproduction operation. We will see these three Genetic Algorithms operators in detail in the next post.