Coping with Selfish On-Going Behaviors

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Coping with Selfish On-Going Behaviors
A rational and selfish environment may have an incentive to cheat the system it interacts with. Cheating the system amounts to reporting a stream of inputs that is different from the one corresponding to the real behavior of the environment. The system may cope with cheating by charging penalties to cheats it detects. In this paper, we formalize this setting by means of weighted automata and their resilience to selfish environments. Automata have proven to be a successful formalism for modeling the on-going interaction between a system and its environment. In particular, weighted finite automata (WFAs), which assign a cost to each input word, are useful in modeling an interaction that has a quantitative outcome. Consider a WFA A over the alphabet . At each moment in time, the environment may cheat A by reporting a letter different from the one it actually generates. A penalty function :
Orna Kupferman, Tami Tamir
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Updated 14 Feb 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where LPAR
Authors Orna Kupferman, Tami Tamir
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