(C) 2001 by Yu Hen Hu
Intro. ANN & Fuzzy Systems
Encoding is a key to the GA: Feature (knowledge) representation
Each chromosome is a vector of genes representing a trial solution.
Each gene can be a binary number, a real number or other symbols.
where each gene is a binary number is the most popular approach.
: real number representation, order-based representation (good for graph coloring problem), embedded list (for factory scheduling), variable element lists (IC layout), and even LISP S-expressions.