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Policy gradient methods

2010

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Policy gradient methods are a type of reinforcement learning techniques that rely upon optimizing parametrized policies with respect to the expected return (long-term cumulative reward) by gradient descent. They do not suffer from many of the problems that have been marring traditional reinforcement learning approaches such as the lack of guarantees of a value function, the intractability problem resulting from uncertain state information and the complexity arising from continuous states & actions.

Author(s): Peters, J.
Journal: Scholarpedia
Volume: 5
Number (issue): 11
Pages: 3698
Year: 2010
Month: November
Day: 0

Department(s): Empirical Inference
Bibtex Type: Article (article)

Digital: 0
DOI: 10.4249/scholarpedia.3698
Language: en
Organization: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
School: Biologische Kybernetik

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@article{6940,
  title = {Policy gradient methods},
  author = {Peters, J.},
  journal = {Scholarpedia},
  volume = {5},
  number = {11},
  pages = {3698},
  organization = {Max-Planck-Gesellschaft},
  school = {Biologische Kybernetik},
  month = nov,
  year = {2010},
  month_numeric = {11}
}