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C. FERREIRA In N. Nedjah, L. de M. Mourelle, A. Abraham, eds., Genetic Systems Programming: Theory and Experiences, Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 13, pp. 21-56, Springer-Verlag, 2006.

Automatically Defined Functions in Gene Expression Programming

Analyzing the Importance of ADFs in Automatic Programming
The motivation behind the implementation of Automatically Defined Functions in Genetic Programming, was the belief that ADFs allow the evolution of modular solutions and, consequently, improve the performance of the GP technique (Koza 1992, 1994; Koza et al. 1999). Koza proved this by solving a sextic polynomial problem and the even-parity functions, both with and without ADFs (Koza 1994).

In this section, we are going to solve the sextic polynomial problem using not only a cellular system with ADFs but also a multigenic system with static linking and a simple unigenic system. The study of the simple unigenic system is particularly interesting because it has some similarities with the GP system without ADFs.

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