# Vida Vukašinović: Redundant binary representations with rigorous trade-off between connectivity and locality

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**Povzetek. **Kimura's theory of neutral evolution has inspired researchers from evolutionary computation community to use representations with neutrality with a hope that neutral networks can help improving search quality by establishing alternative paths for the evolution of population. The effects of neutrality on evolutionary search have been considering substantial attention in number of studies, however the results are many times contradictory.

In this work we attempt to shed some light on neutrality by designing a general mathematical framework of redundant binary representations that are easy to apply for evolutionary algorithms and are efficient with respect to several measures such as synonymity, connectivity, and locality. The proposed representations are easy to scale for any problem dimension and any level of neutrality. For a given problem dimension and level of neutrality, they can exhibit different values of connectivity and locality.

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