The Follow Perturbed Leader Algorithm Protected from Unbounded One-Step Losses

  • Vladimir V. V’yugin
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5809)


In this paper the sequential prediction problem with expert advice is considered for the case when the losses of experts suffered at each step can be unbounded. We present some modification of Kalai and Vempala algorithm of following the perturbed leader where weights depend on past losses of the experts. New notions of a volume and a scaled fluctuation of a game are introduced. We present an algorithm protected from unrestrictedly large one-step losses. This algorithm has the optimal performance in the case when the scaled fluctuations of one-step losses of experts of the pool tend to zero.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir V. V’yugin
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  1. 1.Institute for Information Transmission ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscow GSP-4Russia

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