About the GPEMjournal blog

This is the editor's blog for the journal Genetic Programming and Evolvable Machines. The official web site for the journal, maintained by the publisher (Springer) is here. The GPEMjournal blog is authored and maintained by Lee Spector.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Non standard terminology

I came across two non standard uses of evolutionary computing jargon at GECCO. EC, like the rest of technical literature, is full of jargon. Jargon can be helpful where people agree on its meaning but confuses when it is misused. I have posted a link to the online glossary from "Genetic programming and data structures" on the GP mailing list. Hans-Georg Beyer has also defined evolutionary algorithms terminology.


  1. This is a perfect opportunity for a wiki somewhere to maintain an updated terminology of EC... maybe the same new wiki for the bibliography!

  2. Maybe it could be possible to use the GP Bibliography Wiki to maintain the EC terminology, so people could find all the related info (recurrent authors and glosary) at the same site.