%0 Journal Article
	%A Sung Hoon Jung
	%D 2009
	%J International Journal of Computer and Information Engineering
	%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
	%I Open Science Index 32, 2009
	%T Selective Mutation for Genetic Algorithms
	%U https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10404
	%V 32
	%X In this paper, we propose a selective mutation method
for improving the performances of genetic algorithms. In selective
mutation, individuals are first ranked and then additionally mutated
one bit in a part of their strings which is selected corresponding to
their ranks. This selective mutation helps genetic algorithms to fast
approach the global optimum and to quickly escape local optima.
This results in increasing the performances of genetic algorithms.
We measured the effects of selective mutation with four function
optimization problems. It was found from extensive experiments that
the selective mutation can significantly enhance the performances of
genetic algorithms.
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