Local Search and Continuous Search. Local search algorithms. In many optimization problems, the path to the goal is irrelevant; the goal state itself is the solution In such cases, we can use local search algorithms keep a (sometimes) single "current" state, try to improve it.
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Local SearchandContinuous Search
Terminology: stochastic means random.
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Probability of selection is weighted by the normalized fitness function.
Probability of selection is weighted by the normalized fitness function.
Crossover from the top two parents.
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Problem: Can be hard or impossible to calculate.
Solution: approximate the gradient through sampling.
-Russell and Norvig
Dear Student: I Don't Lie Awake At Night Thinking of Ways to Ruin Your Life
Art Caden, for Forbes.com
“One of the popular myths of higher education is that professors are sadists who live to inflict psychological trauma on undergraduates. …”
… “I do not “take off” points. You earn them. The difference is not merely rhetorical, nor is it trivial. In other words, you start with zero points and earn your way to a grade.”
… “this means that the burden of proof is on you to demonstrate that you have mastered the material. It is not on me to demonstrate that you have not. ”
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