Markov Decision Processes with Ordinal Rewards: Reference Point-Based Preferences
published: July 21, 2011, recorded: June 2011, views: 240
Report a problem or upload filesIf you have found a problem with this lecture or would like to send us extra material, articles, exercises, etc., please use our ticket system to describe your request and upload the data.
Enter your e-mail into the 'Cc' field, and we will keep you updated with your request's status.
In a standard Markov decision process (MDP), rewards are assumed to be precisely known and of quantitative nature. This can be a too strong hypothesis in some situations. When rewards can really be modeled numerically, specifying the reward function is often difficult as it is a cognitively-demanding and/or time-consuming task. Besides, rewards can sometimes be of qualitative nature as when they represent qualitative risk levels for instance. In those cases, it is problematic to use directly standard MDPs and we propose instead to resort to MDPs with ordinal rewards. Only a total order over rewards is assumed to be known. In this setting, we explain how an alternative way to define expressive and interpretable preferences using reference points can be exploited.
Link this pageWould you like to put a link to this lecture on your homepage?
Go ahead! Copy the HTML snippet !