Evolutionary Turing in the Context of Evolutionary Machines

Apr 13, 2013

Mark Burgin, Eugene Eberbach

One of the roots of evolutionary computation was the idea of Turing about unorganized machines. The goal of this work is the development of foundations for evolutionary computations, connecting Turing's ideas and the contemporary state of art in evolutionary computations. To achieve this goal, we develop a general approach to evolutionary processes in the computational context, building mathematical models of computational systems, functioning of which is based on evolutionary processes, and studying properties of such systems. Operations with evolutionary machines are described and it is explored when definite classes of evolutionary machines are closed with respect to basic operations with these machines. We also study such properties as linguistic and functional equivalence of evolutionary machines and their classes, as well as computational power of evolutionary machines and their classes, comparing of evolutionary machines to conventional automata, such as finite automata or Turing machines.
Apr 13, 2013

Mark Burgin, Eugene Eberbach

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Evolutionary processes proved very useful for solving optimization problems. In this work, we build a formalization of the notion of cooperation and competition of multiple systems working toward a common optimization goal of the population using evolutionary computation techniques. It is justified that evolutionary algorithms are more expressive than conventional recursive algorithms. Three subclasses of evolutionary algorithms are proposed here: bounded finite, unbounded finite and infinite types. Some results on completeness, optimality and search decidability for the above classes are presented. A natural extension of Evolutionary Turing Machine model developed in this paper allows one to mathematically represent and study properties of cooperation and competition in a population of optimized species.

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