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5 A model was proposed that identifies dissimilar individuals and moves them to new islands where they can contribute to search more effectively.

A survey of distributed models showed that they rarely assign an explicit role to dissimilar individuals, which are frequently exchanged between subpopulations. The analysis of genetic outliers suggested that these individuals are likely to have low survivability. A model was proposed to detect genetic outliers and give them a more suitable environment in which to evolve. In this way, genetic outliers are considered as species. Based on the results presented here and in previous literature, this type of model would appear to have a high chance of success.

S Gustafson 2004-05-20