Definitions for "Genetic Algorithm"
An algorithm for optimizing a property based on an evolutionary mechanism that uses replication, deletion, and mutation processes carried out over many generations.
An optimization technique that applies the principles of natural selection and genetics. A genetic algorithm generates option variations through random "mutation." Successful variations survive iterations of the algorithm. The technique is used to optimize plans, neural nets and other algorithms.
Research in which scientists let the computer mimic nature in its quest for a solution to a problem.