PerspectiveComputer Science

Toward a Smarter Web

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Science  17 Jul 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5938, pp. 277-278
DOI: 10.1126/science.1174400

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Since its creation in the early 1990s, the World Wide Web has evolved from its initial, static Web sites to the dynamic, interactive Web sites of today. But whereas existing Web sites merely respond directly to user input, there is growing interest in making them adaptive through the use of computational intelligence. A promising approach for this involves a family of optimization techniques called evolutionary algorithms.