I've just received a paper copy of Finding a needle in a haystack using hints and evolutionary computation: the case of evolutionary MasterMind
. Unsurprisingly, it's about an evolutionary algorithm that plays mastermind. There's a working copy of the algorithm at this site
, which, with some modifications, has been working for 10 years.
As a showcase of overly long publishing cycles, this paper was submitted by mid-2003, and accepted by mid-2004; it's been eventually published in December 2006. And I intend to keep working on this, if only I had the time... I have a half-baked paper, which you will be able to see, such as things go, by mid-2010.