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The role of abilities in concept learning /Shiri, Pushpa January 1976 (has links)
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Structured exploration for reinforcement learningJong, Nicholas K. 18 December 2012 (has links)
Reinforcement Learning (RL) offers a promising approach towards achieving the dream of autonomous agents that can behave intelligently in the real world. Instead of requiring humans to determine the correct behaviors or sufficient knowledge in advance, RL algorithms allow an agent to acquire the necessary knowledge through direct experience with its environment. Early algorithms guaranteed convergence to optimal behaviors in limited domains, giving hope that simple, universal mechanisms would allow learning agents to succeed at solving a wide variety of complex problems. In practice, the field of RL has struggled to apply these techniques successfully to the full breadth and depth of realworld domains.
This thesis extends the reach of RL techniques by demonstrating the synergies among certain key developments in the literature. The first of these developments is modelbased exploration, which facilitates theoretical convergence guarantees in finite problems by explicitly reasoning about an agent's certainty in its understanding of its environment. A second branch of research studies function approximation, which generalizes RL to infinite problems by artificially limiting the degrees of freedom in an agent's representation of its environment. The final major advance that this thesis incorporates is hierarchical decomposition, which seeks to improve the efficiency of learning by endowing an agent's knowledge and behavior with the gross structure of its environment.
Each of these ideas has intuitive appeal and sustains substantial independent research efforts, but this thesis defines the first RL agent that combines all their benefits in the general case. In showing how to combine these techniques effectively, this thesis investigates the twin issues of generalization and exploration, which lie at the heart of efficient learning. This thesis thus lays the groundwork for the next generation of RL algorithms, which will allow scientific agents to know when it suffices to estimate a plan from current data and when to accept the potential cost of running an experiment to gather new data. / text

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Mechanisms and constraints underlying implicit sequence learningGureckis, Todd Matthew 28 August 2008 (has links)
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Supporting critical design dialogKehoe, Colleen Mary 12 1900 (has links)
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The influence of instructions on relationships between abilities and performance in a concept identification taskNorton, Ruth Elaine January 1976 (has links)
Typescript. / Thesis (Ph. D.)University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1976. / Bibliography: leaves [69]71. / Microfiche. / v, 71 leaves, 3 leaves of plates col. ill

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A study of modelbased average reward reinforcement learningOk, DoKyeong 09 May 1996 (has links)
Reinforcement Learning (RL) is the study of learning agents that improve
their performance from rewards and punishments. Most reinforcement learning
methods optimize the discounted total reward received by an agent, while, in many
domains, the natural criterion is to optimize the average reward per time step. In this
thesis, we introduce a modelbased average reward reinforcement learning method
called "Hlearning" and show that it performs better than other average reward and
discounted RL methods in the domain of scheduling a simulated Automatic Guided
Vehicle (AGV).
We also introduce a version of Hlearning which automatically explores the
unexplored parts of the state space, while always choosing an apparently best action
with respect to the current value function. We show that this "Autoexploratory HLearning"
performs much better than the original Hlearning under many previously
studied exploration strategies.
To scale Hlearning to large state spaces, we extend it to learn action models
and reward functions in the form of Bayesian networks, and approximate its value
function using local linear regression. We show that both of these extensions are very
effective in significantly reducing the space requirement of Hlearning, and in making
it converge much faster in the AGV scheduling task. Further, Autoexploratory Hlearning
synergistically combines with Bayesian network model learning and value
function approximation by local linear regression, yielding a highly effective average
reward RL algorithm.
We believe that the algorithms presented here have the potential to scale to
large applications in the context of average reward optimization. / Graduation date:1996

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Calibrating recurrent sliding window classifiers for sequential supervised learningJoshi, Saket Subhash 03 October 2003 (has links)
Sequential supervised learning problems involve assigning a class label to
each item in a sequence. Examples include partofspeech tagging and texttospeech
mapping. A very generalpurpose strategy for solving such problems is
to construct a recurrent sliding window (RSW) classifier, which maps some window
of the input sequence plus some number of previouslypredicted items into
a prediction for the next item in the sequence. This paper describes a general purpose
implementation of RSW classifiers and discusses the highly practical
issue of how to choose the size of the input window and the number of previous
predictions to incorporate. Experiments on two realworld domains show that
the optimal choices vary from one learning algorithm to another. They also
depend on the evaluation criterion (number of correctlypredicted items versus
number of correctlypredicted whole sequences). We conclude that window
sizes must be chosen by crossvalidation. The results have implications for the
choice of window sizes for other models including hidden Markov models and
conditional random fields. / Graduation date: 2004

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Interactions of equivalence and other behavioral relations simple successive discrimination training /Brackney, Ryan. Vaidya, Manish, January 2009 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.)University of North Texas, Dec., 2009. / Title from title page display. Includes bibliographical references.

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Perceived attributes to the development of a positive selfconcept from the experiences of adolescents with learning disabilities /Bernacchio, Charles P., January 2003 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis (Doctor of Education) in Individualized Ph. D. ProgramUniversity of Maine, 2003. / Includes vita. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 216221).

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Evaluating the engaged institution the conceptualizations and discourses of engagement /Steel, Victoria A. Placier, Peggy. January 2009 (has links)
Title from PDF of title page (University of MissouriColumbia, viewed on March 1, 2010). The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a nontechnical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. Dissertation advisor: Dr. Peggy Placier. Vita. Includes bibliographical references.

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