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Bauer, R. Genetic Algorithms and Investment Strategies. New York: Liepins North Holland.
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Neely, C. Weiler, and R. Dittmar A little thought about the social aspects of the target system would thus be very useful in assessing the magnitude and difficulties of the prediction task.
Generally speaking, contributions to the volume are clearly written and rigorous, though there are quite a lot of minor typos and some chapters seem to have used the Google translator for the odd sentence.
This has the drawback of removing all behavioural interpretability from the resulting trees. If the task is to interact with real traders, then a system that produces rules they can interpret and that can encode the kind of rules of thumb they might use will have obvious descriptive advantages.
Unfortunately, there is none of this kind of work in the book, although several contributions hint at it. The substitution of theories for data in this way is also to be found in the third section.
I will return to this point. Once prediction is the only criterion for programme design, software architecture tends to become rather baroque.
Presumably such a system is potentially slow and large enough to increase the risk of programme bugs considerably. In these circumstances, it would have been nice to know more about what prompted some of the architectures chosen, particularly if the book has a teaching agenda. Overall, the methodological limitations of this approach can be illustrated by the conceit of presenting science itself as a kind of evolutionary process involving competing researchers and their theories.
Unfortunately, the research presented in section two of the book conspicuously fails to evolve in this manner. The advantages of evolutionary algorithms, broadly sketched, are that each solution in a shared representation is tested on a common fitness function and that successes on that basis are recombined probabilistically to form the basis for further exploration.
Furthermore, each paper seems concerned with different aspects of GP design: one with epistasis, another with proper out-of-sample testing, a third with the effect of problem representation and a fourth with the choice of fitness function. One paper shows that its results are highly sensitive to problem representation but another just offers a single representation without justification.
This approach has both didactic and scientific weaknesses. Didactically, the reader has to be quite alert in the face of lots of repetition to develop a well balanced awareness of all the issues bearing on effective algorithm design. Scientifically, the fact that each paper chooses its own baseline comparison exerts insufficient selective pressure. In particular, while many authors recognise the risks of over fitting in their chosen algorithms, none seem to recognise it in their programmes.
Data pre-processing, problem representation and fitness function are all selected on improved fit for a typically small number of data sets rather than in competition with other programmes or for general learning ability. Finally, there is an irony hinted at by Drake [chenreview. So much for the happy alliance of commerce and science.
Ideally, the programmes presented in the book would compete against each other in an Axelrod style tournament. Download preview PDF. References Allen, F.
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