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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Learning and optimization using the clonal selection principle
Author: de Castro, LN
Von Zuben, FJ
Abstract: The clonal selection principle is used to explain the basic features of an adaptive immune response to an antigenic stimulus. It establishes the idea that only those cells that recognize the antigens (Ag's) are selected to proliferate. The selected cells are subject to an affinity maturation process, which improves their affinity to the selective Ag's. This paper proposes a computational implementation of the clonal selection principle that explicitly takes into account the affinity maturation of the immune response. The general algorithm, named CLONALG, is derived primarily to perform machine-learning and pattern-recognition tasks and then it is adapted to solve optimization problems, emphasizing multimodal and combinatorial optimization. Two versions of the algorithm are derived, their computational cost per iteration is presented, and a sensitivity analysis in relation to the user-defined parameters is given. CLONALG is also contrasted with evolutionary algorithms. Several benchmark problems are considered to evaluate the performance of CLONALG and it is also compared to a niching method for multimodal function optimization.
Subject: clonal selection principle
evolutionary algorithms
pattern recognition
Country: EUA
Editor: Ieee-inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1109/TEVC.2002.1011539
Date Issue: 2002
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