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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