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Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on (2009)
Milan, Italy
Sept. 15, 2009 to Sept. 18, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3801-3
pp: 161-168
Our previous work on real-valued function and Engineering Optimization problems had shown that cultural learning emerged as the result of a more focused meta-level interaction or swarming of knowledge sources, “Knowledge Swarms” in the belief space. These meta-level swarms induced the swarming of individuals in a formed social network in the population space, “Cultural Swarms”. The interaction of these knowledge sources with the population swarms produced emergent phases of problem solving. This reflected an algorithmic process that emerged from the interaction of the knowledge sources under the influence of a social fabric using different configurations. In this paper we investigate the extent to which these emergent phenomena are also visible within dynamic environments. We motivate the discussion in terms of a simulation model of a reversible switching surface visualized in our Cultural Algorithm Toolkit (CAT). We demonstrate how we can program such changes in surface structure using our new influence function that we integrate in our framework.
Cultural Algorithms, Dynamic Landscapes, Evolutionary Computation, Social Fabric

M. Z. Ali and R. G. Reynolds, "An Intelligent Social Fabric Influence Component in Cultural Algorithms for Knowledge Learning in Dynamic Environments," 2009 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), Milan, Italy, 2009, pp. 161-168.
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