Encyclopedia of Machine Learning

2010 Edition
| Editors: Claude Sammut, Geoffrey I. Webb

State

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-30164-8_781

In a  Markov decision process, states represent the possible system configurations facing the decision-maker at each decision epoch. They must contain all variable information relevant to the decision-making process.

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