*"A method for solving optimization problems using parallel search, based on the biological paradigm of natural selection and 'survival of the fittest'." (Joseph P Bigus, "Data Mining with Neural Networks: Solving Business Problems from Application Development to Decision Support", 1996)*

*"Algorithms for solving complex combinatorial and organizational problems with many variants, by employing analogy with nature's evolution. The general steps a genetic algorithm cycles through are: generate a new population (crossover) starting at the beginning with initial one; select the best individuals; mutate, if necessary; repeat the same until a satisfactory solution is found according to a goodness (fitness) function." (Nikola K Kasabov, "Foundations of Neural Networks, Fuzzy Systems, and Knowledge Engineering", 1996)*

*"The type of algorithm that locates optimal binary strings by processing an initially random population of strings using artificial mutation, crossover, and selection operators, in an analogy with the process of natural selection." (David E Goldberg, "Genetic Algorithms", 1989)*

*"A technique for estimating computer models (e.g., Machine Learning) based on methods adapted from the field of genetics in biology. To use this technique, one encodes possible model behaviors into a 'genes'. After each generation, the current models are rated and allowed to mate and breed based on their fitness. In the process of mating, the genes are exchanged, and crossovers and mutations can occur. The current population is discarded and its offspring forms the next generation." (William J Raynor Jr., "The International Dictionary of Artificial Intelligence", 1999)*

*"Genetic algorithms are problem-solving techniques that solve problems by evolving solutions as nature does, rather than by looking for solutions in a more principled way. Genetic algorithms, sometimes hybridized with other optimization algorithms, are the best optimization algorithms available across a wide range of problem types." (Guido Deboeck & Teuvo Kohonen (Eds), "Visual Explorations in Finance with Self-Organizing Maps" 2nd Ed., 2000)*

*"learning principle, in which learning results are foully from generations of solutions by crossing and eliminating their members. An improved behavior usually ensues from selective stochastic replacements in subsets of system parameters." (Teuvo Kohonen, "Self-Organizing Maps 3rd Ed.", 2001)*

*"A genetic algorithm is a search method used in computational intelligence to find true or approximate solutions to optimization and search problems." (Omar F El-Gayar et al, "Current Issues and Future Trends of Clinical Decision Support Systems", 2008)*

*"A method of evolutionary computation for problem solving. There are states also called sequences and a set of possibility final states. Methods of mutation are used on genetic sequences to achieve better sequences." (Attila Benko & CecÃlia S LÃ¡nyi, "History of Artificial Intelligence", 2009) *

*"Genetic algorithms are derivative free, stochastic optimization methods based on the concepts of natural selection and evolutionary processes." (Yorgos Goletsis et al, Bankruptcy Prediction through Artificial Intelligence, 2009)*

*"Genetic Algorithms (GAs) are algorithms that use operations found in natural genetics to guide their way through a search space and are increasingly being used in the field of optimisation. The robust nature and simple mechanics of genetic algorithms make them inviting tools for search learning and optimization. Genetic algorithms are based on computational models of fundamental evolutionary processes such as selection, recombination and mutation." (Masoud Mohammadian, Supervised Learning of Fuzzy Logic Systems, 2009)*

*"The algorithms that are modelled on the natural process of evolution. These algorithms employ methods such as crossover, mutation and natural selection and provide the best possible solutions after analyzing a group of sub-optimal solutions which are provided as inputs." (Prayag Narula, "Evolutionary Computing Approach for Ad-Hoc Networks", 2009)*

*"The type of algorithm that locates optimal binary strings by processing an initially random population of strings using artificial mutation, crossover, and selection operators, in an analogy with the process of natural selection." (Robert Nisbet et al, "Handbook of statistical analysis and data mining applications", 2009)*

*"These algorithms mimic the process of natural evolution and perform explorative search. The main component of this method is chromosomes that represent solutions to the problem. It uses selection, crossover, and mutation to obtain chromosomes of highest quality." (Indranil Bose, "Data Mining in Tourism", 2009)*

*"Search algorithms used in machine learning which involve iteratively generating new candidate solutions by combining two high scoring earlier (or parent) solutions in a search for a better solution." (Radian Belu, "Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Applications", 2013)*

*"Genetic algorithms (GAs) is a stochastic search methodology belonging to the larger family of artificial intelligence procedures and evolutionary algorithms (EA). They are used to generate useful solutions to optimization and search problems mimicking Darwinian evolution." (NiccolÃ² Gordini, "Genetic Algorithms for Small Enterprises Default Prediction: Empirical Evidence from Italy", 2014)*

*"Genetic algorithms are based on the biological theory of evolution. This type of algorithms is useful for searching and optimization." (Ivan Idris, "Python Data Analysis", 2014)*

*"A Stochastic optimization algorithms based on the principles of natural evolution." (Harish Garg, "A Hybrid GA-GSA Algorithm for Optimizing the Performance of an Industrial System by Utilizing Uncertain Data", 2015)*

*"It is a stochastic but not random method of search used for optimization or learning. Genetic algorithm is basically a search technique that simulates biological evolution during optimization process." (Salim Lahmir, "Prediction of International Stock Markets Based on Hybrid Intelligent Systems", 2016)*

*"Machine learning algorithms inspired by genetic processes, for example, an evolution where classifiers with the greatest accuracy are trained further." (David Natingga, "Data Science Algorithms in a Week" 2nd Ed., 2018)*