Learning Structured Decision Problems with Unawareness

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Structured models of decision making often assume an agent is aware of all possible states and actions in advance. This assumption is sometimes untenable. In this paper, we learn influence diagrams from both domain exploration and expert assertions in a way which guarantees convergence to optimal behaviour, even when the agent starts unaware of actions or belief variables that are critical to success. Our experiments show that our agent learns optimal behaviour on small and large decision problems, and that allowing an agent to conserve information upon discovering new possibilities results in faster convergence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML)
EditorsKamalika Chaudhuri, Rusland Salakhutdinov
Place of PublicationLong Beach, USA
Number of pages10
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 3 Jul 2019
EventThirty-sixth International Conference on Machine Learning - Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, United States
Duration: 9 Jun 201915 Jun 2019
Conference number: 36

Publication series

NameProceedings of Machine Learning Research
ISSN (Electronic)2640-3498


ConferenceThirty-sixth International Conference on Machine Learning
Abbreviated titleICML 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach
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