Magical Science! (MSc)

Last friday I returned from the First Ferguson World Tour Of Science. I was traveling around Europe in order to present some things about my research.

First we arrived at Dortmund, Germany, where the Parallel Problem Solving from Nature (PPSN 2008) was celebrated. There I presented my paper “Evolving XSLT Stylesheets for Document Transformation” that you can download from here.

You can see me in this photo that JJ took explaining my poster to a great audience:

I hadn’t any problem explaining it. Nobody came to complain about colours, XML future, or typos in the word “Conclusions”. Oh, wait, I could remember… no, nobody came.

Here you can see me doing some magical science. Mmmh, who will be these guys sitting in that table?

After that I went to Castellón (Valencia, Spain) to present my paper “Algoritmos evolutivos distribuidos sobre dispositivos Bluetooth” (in Spanish, as you can see, but you also can download from here).

I’m uploading my own photos to my Flickr account.

Just to say that it has been an awesome travel around the world! I met a lot of interesting people and learnt a lot. Yeah, I really love the researcher’s life.

The title of this post is due to today I received my MSc degree (I presented this paper in Granada, where I am a grad student).

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Automatic Generation of XSLT Stylesheets Using Evolutionary Algorithms

Finally I’m going to be present in the Mankind History after my first publication in an international conference! It just a poster, but it’s still quite cool. It was presented in the GECCO’08 Conference, in  Atlanta, where some intrepid GeNeura members drank a lot  of Coca-Cola, even the (suspicious) beer flavoured Coca-Cola.

Here is the abstract:

This paper introduces a procedure based on genetic programming to evolve XSLT programs (usually called stylesheets or logicsheets). XSLT is a general purpose, document-oriented functional language, generally used to transform XML documents or, in general, solve any problem that can be coded as an XML document. The proposed solution uses a tree representation for the stylesheets as well as diverse specific operators in order to obtain, in the studied cases and a reasonable time, a XSLT stylesheet that performs the transformation.

You can download the draft from here, or the poster from here. The poster is orange, perfect for these summer days ;)

Now I am preparing my suitcase in order to go to the PPSN conference in Dortmund, where I will present an improvement of this algorithm.

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New paper on evolution of XSLT stylesheets uploaded to ArXiV

A new paper, Improved evolutionary generation of XSLT stylesheets, has been uploaded to ArXiV. It’s been accepted, as poster, to the GECCO 2008 conference, so we conveniently publish the full paper here as a reference. Here’s the abstract:

This paper introduces a procedure based on genetic programming to evolve XSLT programs (usually called stylesheets or logicsheets). XSLT is a general purpose, document-oriented functional language, generally used to transform XML documents (or, in general, solve any problem that can be coded as an XML document). The proposed solution uses a tree representation for the stylesheets as well as diverse specific operators in order to obtain, in the studied cases and a reasonable time, a XSLT stylesheet that performs the transformation. Several types of representation have been compared, resulting in different performance and degree of success.

As the paper says, full source is available from our SubVersion repository