Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Geometric, Variational, and Evolutionary Implications of Criteria for Tag Affinity

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Date August 10th, 2021
DOI 10.48550/arXiv.2108.04507
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Genetic programming and artificial life systems commonly employ tag-matching schemes to determine interactions between model components. However, the implications of criteria used to determine affinity between tags with respect to constraints on emergent connectivity, canalization of changes to connectivity under mutation, and evolutionary dynamics have not been considered. We highlight differences between tag-matching criteria with respect to geometric constraint and variation generated under mutation. We find that tag-matching criteria can influence the rate of adaptive evolution and the quality of evolved solutions. Better understanding of the geometric, variational, and evolutionary properties of tag-matching criteria will facilitate more effective incorporation of tag matching into genetic programming and artificial life systems. By showing that tag-matching criteria influence connectivity patterns and evolutionary dynamics, our findings also raise fundamental questions about the properties of tag-matching systems in nature.

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@misc{moreno2021matchmaker,
  doi = {10.48550/ARXIV.2108.04507},
  url = {https://arxiv.org/abs/2108.04507},
  author = {Moreno, Matthew Andres and Lalejini, Alexander and Ofria, Charles},
  keywords = {Neural and Evolutionary Computing (cs.NE), FOS: Computer and information sciences, FOS: Computer and information sciences},
  title = {Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Geometric, Variational, and Evolutionary Implications of Criteria for Tag Affinity},
  publisher = {arXiv},
  year = {2021},
  copyright = {arXiv.org perpetual, non-exclusive license}
}
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Moreno, M. A., Lalejini, A., & Ofria, C. (2021). Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match: Geometric, Variational, and Evolutionary Implications of Criteria for Tag Affinity. arXiv preprint arXiv:2108.04507.

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