Random Heuristic Search

There is a developing theory of growing power which, at its current stage of development (indeed, for a number of years now), speaks to qualitative and quantitative aspects of search strategies. Although it has been specialized and applied to genetic algorithms, its implications and applicability are far more general. This paper deals with the broad outlines of the theory, introducing basic principles and results rather than analyzing or specializing to particular algorithms. A few specific examples are included for illustrative purposes, but the theory's basic structure, as opposed to applications, remains the focus.

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