Generalized Selection Method


  • Jana Lovíšková Institute of Informatics, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dubravská cesta 9, 845 07 Bratislava
  • Daniel Pernecký Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Ilkovičova 3, 812 19 Bratislava


Selection method, evolutionary algorithm (EA), genetic algorithm (GA), continuous scalability of selection pressure, continuous scalability of randomness


In this paper we introduce new selection method, 3-selection method. This method tries to generalize the most used selection methods in Genetic Algorithms (GA). Our new method involves both proportional and rank-based methods (order-based) and, moreover, it allows scaling of selection pressure with higher precision. This method is based on defining the shape of probability density distribution which is adjustable by parameters of our method. In addition, our method has one more attribute which adds randomness of selection.


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Lovíšková, J., & Pernecký, D. (2020). Generalized Selection Method. COMPUTING AND INFORMATICS, 38(6), 1418–1443. Retrieved from