Cultural algorithms: Less is more

Esteve Almirall, Ulises Cortés

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Cultural Algorithms, by imitating the social behavior of human communities are able to attain good results while exhibiting a remarkable frugality in resources. This paper explores their needs in terms of sample size and how these needs are affected by the complexity of the information being addressed, with a somewhat surprising result: less is more, smaller sample sizes conduce to better results at any level of complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence Research and Development
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781607506423
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389


  • Agents
  • Complexity
  • Cultural Algorithms


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