TY - CHAP A1 - S. Ivvan Valdez A2 - Arturo Hernández A3 - Salvador Botello ED1 - Peter Korosec Y1 - 2010-02-01 PY - 2010 T1 - Efficient Estimation of Distribution Algorithms by Using the Empirical Selection Distribution N2 - Evolutionary computation has been widely used in computer science for decades. Even though it started as far back as the 1960s with simulated evolution, the subject is still evolving. During this time, new metaheuristic optimization approaches, like evolutionary algorithms, genetic algorithms, swarm intelligence, etc., were being developed and new fields of usage in artificial intelligence, machine learning, combinatorial and numerical optimization, etc., were being explored. However, even with so much work done, novel research into new techniques and new areas of usage is far from over. This book presents some new theoretical as well as practical aspects of evolutionary computation. This book will be of great value to undergraduates, graduate students, researchers in computer science, and anyone else with an interest in learning about the latest developments in evolutionary computation. BT - New Achievements in Evolutionary Computation SP - Ch. 11 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/8056 DO - 10.5772/8056 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-11-12 ER -