Multiple Classifiers-Assisted Evolutionary Algorithm Based on Decomposition for High-Dimensional Multi-Objective Problems
preprintposted on 2021-07-25, 16:20 authored by Takumi Sonoda, Masaya NakataMasaya Nakata
Surrogate-assisted multi-objective evolutionary algorithms have advanced the field of computationally expensive optimization, but their progress is often restricted to low-dimensional problems. This manuscript presents a multiple classifiers-assisted evolutionary algorithm based on decomposition, which is adapted for high-dimensional expensive problems in terms of the following two insights. Compared to approximation-based surrogates, the accuracy of classification-based surrogates is robust for few high-dimensional training samples. Further, multiple local classifiers can hedge the risk of over-fitting issues. Accordingly, the proposed algorithm builds multiple classifiers with support vector machines on a decomposition-based multi-objective algorithm, wherein each local classifier is trained for a corresponding scalarization function. Experimental results statistically confirm that the proposed algorithm is competitive to the state-of-the-art algorithms and computationally efficient as well.