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*Tuning Jordan Algebra Artificial Chemistries with Probability Spawning Functions*

### Penelope Faulkner, Angelika Sebald, Susan Stepney.

Tuning Jordan Algebra Artificial Chemistries with Probability Spawning Functions.

*ECAL 2017, Lyon, France, September 2017*, 497–504. MIT Press, 2016

#### Abstract:

Natural chemistry deals with non-deterministic processes,
and this is reflected in some artificial chemistries. We can
tune these artificial systems by manipulating the functions
that define their probabilistic processes. In this work we consider
different probabilistic functions for particle linking, applied
to our Jordan Algebra Artificial Chemistry. We use five
base functions and their variations to investigate the possible
behaviours of the system, and try to connect those behaviours
to different traits of the functions. We find that, while some
correlations can be seen, there are unexpected behaviours that
we cannot account for in our current analysis. While we can
set and manipulate the probabilities in our system, it is still
complex and still displays emergent behaviour that we can
not fully control.

doi:10.7551/ecal_a_081

@inproceedings(Faulkner2017-ecal,
author = "Penelope Faulkner and Angelika Sebald and Susan Stepney",
title = "Tuning {J}ordan Algebra Artificial Chemistries with Probability Spawning Functions",
pages = "497-504",
crossref = "ECAL-2017"
)
@proceedings(ECAL-2017,
title = "ECAL 2017, Lyon, France, September 2017",
booktitle = "ECAL 2017, Lyon, France, September 2017",
publisher = "MIT Press",
year = 2017,
doi = "10.7551/ecal_a_081"
)