On combinatorial actions and CMABs with linear side information

Alexander Shleyfman, Antonín Komenda, Carmel Domshlak

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Online planning algorithms are typically a tool of choice for dealing with sequential decision problems in combinatorial search spaces. Many such problems, however, also exhibit combinatorial actions, yet standard planning algorithms do not cope well with this type of 'the curse of dimensionality'. Following a recently opened line of related work on combinatorial multi-armed bandit (CMAB) problems, we propose a novel CMAB planning scheme, as well as two specific instances of this scheme, dedicated to exploiting what is called linear side information. Using a representative strategy game as a benchmark, we show that the resulting algorithms very favorably compete with the state-of-the-art.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECAI 2014 - 21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Including Prestigious Applications of Intelligent Systems, PAIS 2014, Proceedings
EditorsTorsten Schaub, Gerhard Friedrich, Barry O'Sullivan
PublisherIOS Press BV
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781614994183
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2014 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 18 Aug 201422 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
ISSN (Print)0922-6389
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8314


Conference21st European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, ECAI 2014
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

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