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The Functional Dendritic Cell Algorithm: A formal specification with Haskell

Greensmith, Julie; Gale, Michael B.

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Michael B. Gale


The Dendritic Cell Algorithm (DCA) has been described in a number of different ways, sometimes resulting in incorrect implementations. We believe this is due to previous, imprecise attempts to describe the algorithm. The main contribution of this paper is to remove this imprecision through a new approach inspired by purely functional programming. We use new specification to implement the deterministic DCA in Haskell - the hDCA. This functional variant will also serve to introduce the DCA to a new audience within computer science. We hope that our functional specification will help improve the quality of future DCA related research and to help others understand further its algorithmic properties.

Conference Name 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC)
Conference Location Donostia, San Sebastián, Spain
Start Date Jun 5, 2017
End Date Jun 8, 2017
Acceptance Date Mar 6, 2017
Online Publication Date Jul 7, 2017
Publication Date 2017-06
Deposit Date Mar 17, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jun 30, 2017
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1787-1794
Book Title Proceedings - 2017 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2017)
ISBN 9781509046027
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