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Holland, John H. (John Henry) 1929-2015

Works: 80 works in 336 publications in 6 languages and 8,102 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works by John H Holland
Adaptation in natural and artificial systems : an introductory analysis with applications to biology, control, and artificial intelligence by John H Holland( )

60 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genetic algorithms are playing an increasingly important role in studies of complex adaptive systems, ranging from adaptive agents in economic theory to the use of machine learning techniques in the design of complex devices such as aircraft turbines and integrated circuits. Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems is the book that initiated this field of study, presenting the theoretical foundations and exploring applications. In its most familiar form, adaptation is a biological process, whereby organisms evolve by rearranging genetic material to survive in environments confronting them. In this now classic work, Holland presents a mathematical model that allows for the nonlinearity of such complex interactions. He demonstrates the model's universality by applying it to economics, physiological psychology, game theory, and artificial intelligence and then outlines the way in which this approach modifies the traditional views of mathematical genetics. Initially applying his concepts to simply defined artificial systems with limited numbers of parameters, Holland goes on to explore their use in the study of a wide range of complex, naturally occuring processes, concentrating on systems having multiple factors that interact in nonlinear ways. Along the way he accounts for major effects of coadaptation and coevolution: the emergence of building blocks, or schemata, that are recombined and passed on to succeeding generations to provide, innovations and improvements. -- Publisher description
Induction : processes of inference, learning, and discovery by John H Holland( )

42 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two psychologists, a computer scientist, and a philosopher have collaborated to present a framework for understanding processes of inductive reasoning and learning in organisms and machines. Theirs is the first major effort to bring the ideas of several disciplines to bear on a subject that has been a topic of investigation since the time of Socrates. The result is an integrated account that treats problem solving and induction in terms of rulebased mental models.Induction is included in the Computational Models of Cognition and Perception Series.A Bradford Book
Signals and boundaries : building blocks for complex adaptive systems by John H Holland( )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex adaptive systems (cas), including ecosystems, governments, biological cells, and markets, are characterized by intricate hierarchical arrangements of boundaries and signals. In ecosystems, for example, niches act as semi-permeable boundaries, and smells and visual patterns serve as signals; governments have departmental hierarchies with memoranda acting as signals; and so it is with other cas. Despite a wealth of data and descriptions concerning different cas, there remain many unanswered questions about "steering" these systems. In Signals and Boundaries, John Holland argues that understanding the origin of the intricate signal/border hierarchies of these systems is the key to answering such questions. He develops an overarching framework for comparing and steering cas through the mechanisms that generate their signal/boundary hierarchies. Holland lays out a path for developing the framework that emphasizes agents, niches, theory, and mathematical models. He discusses, among other topics, theory construction; signal-processing agents; networks as representations of signal/boundary interaction; adaptation; recombination and reproduction; the use of tagged urn models (adapted from elementary probability theory) to represent boundary hierarchies; finitely generated systems as a way to tie the models examined into a single framework; the framework itself, illustrated by a simple finitely generated version of the development of a multi-celled organism; and Markov processes
Emergence : from chaos to order by John H Holland( Book )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this important book, John H. Holland dramatically shows us that the "emergence" of order from disorder has much to teach us about life, mind and organizations. Creative activities in both the arts and the sciences depend upon an ability to model the world. The most creative of those models exhibits emergent properties, so that "what comes out is more than what goes in." From the ingenious checkers-playing computer that started beating its creator in game after game, to the emotive creations of the poet, Emergence shows that Holland's theory successfully predicts many complex behaviors in art and science. --
Hidden order : how adaptation builds complexity by John H Holland( Book )

36 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The father of the field of genetic algorithms, and one of the pioneers of the new science of complexity, Holland has been at the center of the emerging field of complex adaptive systems (cas) since its inception." "This landmark book offers for the first time a coherent synthesis of this nascent discipline, a summing up which carries on every page the weight of Holland's authority and distinctive point of view. This book emphasizes the search for general principles that govern cas behavior, enlarging on the intuitions of a broad spectrum of scientists, and it includes a computer model that applies to the full range of cas. Holland concludes with a description of what we might do to enhance our theoretical understanding of cas. He suggests ways in which theory can provide useful guidelines for attacking the perplexing cas problems that stretch our resources and place our world in jeopardy."--Jacket
Complexity : a very short introduction by John H Holland( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Dutch and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this Very Short Introduction, John H. Holland, one of the leading figures in the field, introduces the key elements and conceptual framework of complexity. From complex physical systems such as fluid flow and the difficulties of predicting weather, to complex adaptive systems such as the diverse and interdependent ecosystems of rainforests, he uses simple examples to illustrate the approach and insights provided by complexity theory."--
Adaptive ecologies : correlated systems of living by Theodore Spyropoulos( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent architecture has found itself having to cope with new social and cultural complexities that demand networked systems that are time- based, reconfigurable and evolutionary, and a corresponding model of urbanism defined as an adaptive ecology. It is against this backdrop that the AA's graduate Design Research Lab (DRL) has pursued its recent studio agenda through project-based research focusing on alternative models of housing. Integral to this research is a notion of architecture that looks towards designing systems that seek higher ordered goals emerging through an intimate correlation of material and computational interaction. This book presents the results of this research and with it constructs a generative view of space and structure and the exploration of behaviourbased models of living through patterns found in nature."--Note de l'éditeur
A text-book of tropical agriculture by H. A. Alford Nicholls( Book )

6 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to fly by John H Holland( Book )

5 editions published between 1960 and 1975 in English and Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The useful plants of Nigeria : including plants suitable for cultivation in West Africa and other tropical dependencies of the British Empire by John H Holland( )

5 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new method of simulating the central nervous system using an automatic digital computer by John H Holland( )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation in natural and artificial systems : an introductory analysis with applications to biology, control, and artificial intelligence by John H Holland( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers of John H. Holland : a pioneer in complexity science by John H Holland( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Survey of automata theory -- Iterative circuit computers -- Concerning efficient adaptive systems -- Universal spaces : a basis for studies of adaptation -- Iterative circuit computers : characterization and resume of advantages and disadvantages -- Nonlinear environments permitting efficient adaptation -- Hierarchical descriptions, universal spaces and adaptive systems -- Adaptive plans optimal for payoff-only environments -- A new kind of turnpike theorem -- Goal-directed pattern recognition -- Robust algorithms for adaptive set in a general formal framework -- Genetic algorithms and the optimal allocation of trials -- An introduction to intrinsic parallelism in genetic code -- Studies of the spontaneous emergence of self-replicating -- Systems using cellular automata and formal grammars -- New perspectives in nonlinearity, or, What to do when the whole is more than the sum of its parts
Aha ... that is interesting! : John Holland, 85 Years Young by Jan W Vasbinder( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Holland is one of the few scientists, who all by themselves and by their pursuits, helped change the course of science and the wealth of human knowledge. There is hardly a field of science or problems, that is not affected by John's work on complexity and in particular, complex adaptive systems. On the occasion of his 85th birthday, many of his friends wrote about John, about facets of this remarkable man that only people close to him can know and tell. This book collects those stories highlighting aspects of the creation of complexity science that will most likely not be found in the books on John's works. The stories and anecdotes about his quests, his collaborators, and his friends, show his incredible mind, his boyish curiosity and explorative energy, his philosophy of life, his enormous hospitality and natural inclination to make friends
Induction : process of inference, learning, and discovery( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yin zhi xu : shi ying xing zao jiu fu za xing by John H Holland( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zuo wei yi chuan suan fa zhi fu he fu za xing xin ke xue de xian qu zhe zhi yi, Huo lan cong yi kai shi jiu chu yu fu za shi ying xi tong(CAS)Zhei yi xin xing yan jiu ling yu de zhong xin. Ben shu zhan shi le huo lan de du te dong jian. Qiang diao xun zhao zhi pei CAS xing wei de yi ban yuan li, Zhu zhong kuo zhan zhong duo ke xue jia de zhi jue
Sports shorts by John H Holland( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Festschrift in honor of John H. Holland( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making vocational choices : a theory of vocational personalities and work environments by John L Holland( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asset pricing under endogenous expectations in an artificial stock market by W. Brian Arthur( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Adaptation in natural and artificial systems : an introductory analysis with applications to biology, control, and artificial intelligence Adaptation in natural and artificial systems : an introductory analysis with applications to biology, control, and artificial intelligence
Induction : processes of inference, learning, and discoveryEmergence : from chaos to orderHidden order : how adaptation builds complexityAdaptation in natural and artificial systems : an introductory analysis with applications to biology, control, and artificial intelligence
Alternative Names
Holland, J. H.

Holland, John 1929-

Holland, John H.

Holland, John H. (John Henry), 1929-

Holland, John Henry

Holland, John Henry 1929-

Holland, John Henry 1929-2015

John H. Holland US-amerikanischer Informatiker, Mitbegründer des Genetischen Algorithmus

John Henry Holland Amerikaans ingenieur (1929-2015)

John Henry Holland scienziato statunitense

John Holland

Τζον Χένρι Χόλαντ

Джон Генрі Голланд

Холланд, Джон Генри

ג'ון הנרי הולנד

جان هنری هلند

جون هنري هولاند

존 헨리 홀랜드

홀랜드, 존 H. 1929-2015

홀랜드, 존 헨리 1929-2015

홀런드, 존 1929-2015


ホランド, J. H.