Rule-basedevolutionaryonlinelearningsystems,oftenreferredtoasMichig- style learning classi?er systems (LCSs), were proposed nearly thirty years ago (Holland, 1976; Holland, 1977) originally calling them cognitive systems. LCSs combine the strength of reinforcement learning with the generali- tion capabilities of genetic algorithms promising a ?exible, online general- ing, solely reinforcement dependent learning system. However, despite several initial successful applications of LCSs and their interesting relations with a- mal learning and cognition, understanding of the systems remained somewhat obscured. Questions concerning learning complexity or convergence remained unanswered. Performance in di?erent problem types, problem structures, c- ceptspaces,andhypothesisspacesstayednearlyunpredictable. Thisbookhas the following three major objectives: (1) to establish a facetwise theory - proachforLCSsthatpromotessystemanalysis,understanding,anddesign;(2) to analyze, evaluate, and enhance the XCS classi?er system (Wilson, 1995) by the means of the facetwise approach establishing a fundamental XCS learning theory; (3) to identify both the major advantages of an LCS-based learning approach as well as the most promising potential application areas. Achieving these three objectives leads to a rigorous understanding of LCS functioning that enables the successful application of LCSs to diverse problem types and problem domains. The quantitative analysis of XCS shows that the inter- tive, evolutionary-based online learning mechanism works machine learning competitively yielding a low-order polynomial learning complexity. Moreover, the facetwise analysis approach facilitates the successful design of more - vanced LCSs including Holland's originally envisioned cognitive systems. Martin V.
This month's stories are all about change. For some, it is expected, for others not. Each character deals with it differently, some successfully, some not. But each story touches the heart and, hopefully, will make your next life change a little richer.First up, from Hannah Dela Cruz, an understated literary piece about a snowy day and Robert Redford-"A Box Full of Winter."From FFO Alum, a fantasy offering about the metaphysical manifestations of grief in Kelly Sandoval's "A Menagerie of Grief."Another FFO Alum, Kat Otis, offers us "Hinterlight Abby." A science fiction story, life aboard a generation ship pairs with belief in unexpected and unsettling ways. And, finally, this month's reprint selection, "Molten Heart," by yet another FFO Alum, Alexis A. Hunter. Get out your tissues. This science fiction tale of maternal love found in an unlikely place will touch even the stoniest hearts.Plus a new FXXK WRITING column by Jason S. Ridler. Fiction has always fought back.Just remember, if nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies.
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