TY - GEN ID - cogprints6580 UR - http://cogprints.org/6580/ A1 - Whitacre, Dr James M A1 - Pham, Dr Tuan Q A1 - Sarker, Dr Ruhul A TI - Credit Assignment in Adaptive Evolutionary Algorithms Y1 - 2006/07/08/ N2 - In this paper, a new method for assigning credit to search operators is presented. Starting with the principle of optimizing search bias, search operators are selected based on an ability to create solutions that are historically linked to future generations. Using a novel framework for defining performance measurements, distributing credit for performance, and the statistical interpretation of this credit, a new adaptive method is developed and shown to outperform a variety of adaptive and non-adaptive competitors. AV - public KW - Evolutionary Algorithm KW - Genetic Algorithm KW - Adaptation KW - Historical Credit Assignment KW - Search Bias ER -