Clonal selection from first principles.

McEwan, Chris and Hart, Emma (2010) Clonal selection from first principles. In: Artificial Immune Systems, Proceedings of 9th International Conference, ICARIS 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (6209). Springer, Berlin, pp. 18-32. ISBN 978-3-642-14546-9

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Clonal selection is the keystone of mainstream immunology
and computational systems based on immunological principles. For the
latter, clonal selection is often interpreted as an asexual variant of natural
selection, and thus, tend to be variations on evolutionary strategies.
Retro-fitting immunological sophistication and theoretical rigour onto
such systems has proved to be unwieldy. In this paper we assert the
primacy of competitive exclusion over selection and mutation; providing
theoretical analysis and empirical results that support our position.
We show our algorithm to be highly competitive with well-established
approximationandlearningtechniques;notablyfor large,high-dimensional
problems. We further argue that it provides concise, operational abstractions
of some influential theoretical immunology.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-3-642-14546-9
Electronic ISBN: 978-3-642-14547-6
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clonal selection; theoretical immunology; competitive exclusion;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods > 006.3 Artificial intelligence
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3878
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2011 16:31
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2013 15:41

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