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264 eleven. four. 1 extra Hierarchical difficulties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 264 eleven. four. 2 The Multiplexer challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 265 eleven. four. three The xy-Biased Multiplexer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 268 eleven. five precis and Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 269 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270 12 army Antenna layout utilizing an easy Genetic set of rules and hBOA Tian-Li Yu, Scott Santarelli, David E. Goldberg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 12. 1 creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 275 12. 2 challenge assertion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276 12. three goal functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 279 12. four strategy Description . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 12. four. 1 Implementation of the straightforward Genetic set of rules . . . . . . . . 282 12. four. 2 Implementation of the Hierarchical Bayesian Optimization set of rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 12. five Empirical effects: SGA as opposed to hBOA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 283 12. 6 precis and Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 288 Contents XIX thirteen characteristic Subset choice with Hybrids of Filters and Evolutionary Algorithms Erick Cant´ u-Paz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 thirteen. 1 advent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 291 thirteen. 2 characteristic choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 292 thirteen. three category Separability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 294 thirteen. four tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 thirteen. four. 1 information units and Algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 thirteen. four. 2 Measuring health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299 thirteen. four. three evaluating the Algorithms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . three hundred thirteen. five Experiments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 thirteen. five. 1 Experiments with Naive Bayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 thirteen. five. 2 Experiments with selection bushes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 thirteen. five. three Effect of Normalizing the filter out Output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 thirteen. 6 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 14 BOA for Nurse Scheduling Jingpeng Li, Uwe Aickelin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 14. 1 creation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315 14. 2 The Nurse Scheduling challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 316 14. three A BOA for Nurse Scheduling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 318 14. three. 1 the development of a Bayesian community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319 14. three. 2 studying according to the Bayesian community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 320 14. three. three Our BOA method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 14. three. four 4 Heuristic principles for resolution construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 322 14. three. five health functionality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 14. four Computational effects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 324 14. five Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 330 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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