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A Comparison Study of Unbounded and Real-valued Reinforcement Associative Reward-Penalty Algorithms

  • R. Neville
  • T. J. Stonham


A comparison study was carried out between two Associative Reward-Penalty. or A R-P , algorithms. The regimes solve nonlinear supervised learning tasks utilising multi-layer feedforward networks. We introduce a variant of the A R-P algorithm, called the ’Unbounded’ reinforcement A R-P algorithm. The ’Unbounded’ reinforcement A R-P is compared with the real-valued reinforcement A R-P algorithm. The ’Unbounded’ reinforcement method utilises a quantised real-valued reinforcement. which is a payoff metric optimised by an Associated Critic Net.


Output Error Training Vector Input Address Boltzmann Machine Training Artificial Neural Network 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Neville
    • 1
  • T. J. Stonham
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept Elec EngBrunel UniversityUxbridge, MiddxUK

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