University of Dortmund, Dempt. of Computer Science, Chair of Systemsanalysis (LS XI)
Self-Evolution in a Constructive Binary String System
Artificial Life 4(2), pp. 203-220, 1998
We examine the qualitative dynamics of a catalytic
self-organizing reaction system of binary strings that is inspired by
the chemical information processing metaphor.
A string is interpreted in two different ways:
either (i) as raw data or (ii) as a machine which is able to process another string
as data in order to produce a third one.
This paper focuses on the phenomena of evolution whose
appearance is notable because
no explicit mutation, recombination
or artificial selection operators are introduced.
We call the system self-evolving because
every variation is
performed by the objects themselves in their machine form.