Least Squares SVM for Least Squares TD Learning

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Least Squares SVM for Least Squares TD Learning
Abstract. We formulate the problem of least squares temporal difference learning (LSTD) in the framework of least squares SVM (LS-SVM). To cope with the large amount (and possible sequential nature) of training data arising in reinforcement learning we employ a subspace based variant of LS-SVM that sequentially processes the data and is hence especially suited for online learning. This approach is adapted from the context of Gaussian process regression and turns the unwieldy original optimization problem (with computational complexity being cubic in the number of processed data) into a reduced problem (with computional complexity being linear in the number of processed data). We introduce a QR decomposition based approach to solve the resulting generalized normal equations incrementally that is numerically more stable than existing recursive least squares based update algorithms. We also allow a forgetting factor in the updates to track non-stationary target functions (i.e. for the use...
Tobias Jung, Daniel Polani
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Type Conference
Year 2006
Where ECAI
Authors Tobias Jung, Daniel Polani
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