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by: Richard S. Sutton, Andrew G. Barto

 : Reinforcement Learning: An Introduction (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning)
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Binding: Hardcover
Brand: Bradford Book
EAN: 9780262193986
Edition: second edition
Feature: Bradford Book
ISBN: 0262193981
Item Dimensions: 900700176106
Label: A Bradford Book
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: A Bradford Book
MPN: 21613186
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 322
Publication Date: March 01, 1998
Publisher: A Bradford Book
Studio: A Bradford Book

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Richard Sutton and Andrew Barto provide a clear and simple account of the key ideas and algorithms of reinforcement learning. Their discussion ranges from the history of the field's intellectual foundations to the most recent developments and applications.



Reinforcement learning, one of the most active research areas in artificial intelligence, is a computational approach to learning whereby an agent tries to maximize the total amount of reward it receives when interacting with a complex, uncertain environment. In Reinforcement Learning, Richard Sutton and Andrew Barto provide a clear and simple account of the key ideas and algorithms of reinforcement learning. Their discussion ranges from the history of the field's intellectual foundations to the most recent developments and applications. The only necessary mathematical background is familiarity with elementary concepts of probability.



The book is divided into three parts. Part I defines the reinforcement learning problem in terms of Markov decision processes. Part II provides basic solution methods: dynamic programming, Monte Carlo methods, and temporal-difference learning. Part III presents a unified view of the solution methods and incorporates artificial neural networks, eligibility traces, and planning; the two final chapters present case studies and consider the future of reinforcement learning.





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