genetic algorithm

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.GT06961
A genetic algorithm is a optimization algorithm based on the mechanisms of Darwinian evolution which uses random @M04074@, crossover and selection procedures to breed better models or solutions from an originally random starting population or sample.
Source:
PAC, 1997, 69, 1137. (Glossary of terms used in computational drug design (IUPAC Recommendations 1997)) on page 1144 [Terms] [Paper]