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A Survey on Practical Applications of Multi-Armed and Contextual Bandits [article]

Djallel Bouneffouf, Irina Rish
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In recent years, multi-armed bandit (MAB) framework has attracted a lot of attention in various applications, from recommender systems and information retrieval to healthcare and finance, due to its stellar  ...  This article aims to provide a comprehensive review of top recent developments in multiple real-life applications of the multi-armed bandit.  ...  Casting document judging as a multi-armed bandit problem leads to highly effective adjudication methods.  ... 
arXiv:1904.10040v1 fatcat:j6v37wy7f5bmvpfzzhtnutbeoa

Beyond Ads: Sequential Decision-Making Algorithms in Law and Public Policy [article]

Peter Henderson, Ben Chugg, Brandon Anderson, Daniel E. Ho
2022 arXiv   pre-print
We explore the promises and challenges of employing sequential decision-making algorithms - such as bandits, reinforcement learning, and active learning - in law and public policy.  ...  Public law, for instance, can pose multiple objectives, necessitate batched and delayed feedback, and require systems to learn rational, causal decision-making policies, each of which presents novel questions  ...  of documents during discovery, often sponsive documents taken to mean a high recall rate for retrieval mod- els [57, 59]).  ... 
arXiv:2112.06833v2 fatcat:ofybdipdnjcmnpfqyeuiu75dpy

A Combined Method of Naïve-Bayes and Pooling Strategy for Building Test Collection for Arabic/English Information Retrieval

Ahmed Cherif Mazari, Abdelhamid Djeffal
2021 International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems  
In this paper, we examine the feasibility of building Information retrieval test collections based on two combined methods, the pooling strategy and the Naïve-Bayes machine-learning algorithm.  ...  The paper empirically shows that the use of the machine-learning algorithms combined to the pooling strategy serves to build information retrieval collections efficiently and more quickly.  ...  Furthermore in the study of [11] , the authors showed that pooling techniques with multi-armed bandits are a suitable and efficient method for judgment evaluations.  ... 
doi:10.12785/ijcds/100161 fatcat:sd5cwcsdqng4fchpj3vgyfqtcq

37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology

2005 Journal of Mathematical Psychology  
An overview of the role of dual geometries in statistics is given, beginning with the classical result on the relative Fisher information loss of a statistic for summarizing a curved exponential family  ...  This allows, amongst other properties, asymmetric geodesic distances which can geometrize notions of divergence used in information theory.  ...  Moreover, I show that even optimal behavior in a one-armed bandit problem will produce seemingly risk-averse behavior.  ... 
doi:10.1016/ fatcat:buxuwbxh7vdrppbqnuma7b5mje

A day at the races : using best arm identification algorithms to reduce the cost of information retrieval user studies

D. E. Losada, David Elsweiler, M. Harvey, C. Trattner
BAI methods are a class of Multi-armed Bandits (MABs) where the only goal is to output a recommended arm and the algorithms are evaluated by the average payoff of the recommended arm.  ...  The goal of many Information Retrieval (IR) user studies is to determine which strategy (e.g., behaviour or system) performs the best.  ...  the best at adjudicating judgments in pooling-based evaluation.  ... 
doi:10.5283/epub.49347 fatcat:eqknhsjjwrekpbt5y2wlbercza

Multi-choice policing in Africa

2008 ChoiceReviews  
Cover photo: Bruce Baker A crowded street in Malakal, southern Sudan, with the police station in the background. language checking: elaine Almén index: Margaret Binns isBN 978-91-7106-603-9  ...  What would a policy based on the acceptance of multi-choice policing mean in practice?  ...  evaluate them.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.45-7019 fatcat:qx3s2gpa2vfpzk2xhmz26owuhq

Purpose, processes, partnerships, and products: four Ps to advance participatory socio-environmental modeling

Steven Gray, Alexey Voinov, Michael Paolisso, Rebecca Jordan, Todd BenDor, Pierre Bommel, Pierre Glynn, Beatrice Hedelin, Klaus Hubacek, Josh Introne, Nagesh Kolagani, Bethany Laursen (+5 others)
2017 Ecological Applications  
However, recent advances in the theory of social-ecological networks and in multi-level network analysis have led to an increase in the study of governance as interconnected social and ecological systems  ...  By measuring the outcomes across the various network motifs, we assess the performance of different network structures for governing socialecological systems, which is a critical gap that needs to be addressed  ...  The purpose of this analysis is to rigorously document the breadth and depth of existing community-based solutions for food security, as well as to document their impacts on socio-ecological sustainability  ... 
doi:10.1002/eap.1627 pmid:28922513 fatcat:lh6mglx47bbqbh7lsnwiw2jelq

Reducing gun violence in America: informing policy with evidence and analysis

2013 ChoiceReviews  
Much of her work over the past de cades has been in designing and building injury surveillance systems, including the pi lot for the National Violent Death Reporting System (of which she was co-director  ...  Azrael's academic training is in statistics and evaluative sciences.  ...  In other words, because of a lack of research, the police were battling the illegal arms trade based on completely erroneous information.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.51-1167 fatcat:wgy5rzq24vcqbix4kxhn2kcsja

11. Information in Plain Sight: The Formation of the Public Graphosphere [chapter]

Simon Franklin
2017 Information and Empire: Mechanisms of Communication in Russia, 1600-1850  
Bagrow notes that Godunov supervised another ambitious mapping project in 1668, '  ...  into a form fit for usage in context, the circulation of that knowledge around a system, and the storage of that knowledge for potential later retrieval.  ...  sharpened poles for each of them, for their heads, legs, and arms.  ... 
doi:10.11647/obp.0122.11 fatcat:uvj3pow5xngfjkt32q3knucjo4

Pistol Whipped: Baseless Lawsuits, Foolish Laws

Robert A. Levy
2002 Social Science Research Network  
courts in the Mahr cases that evaluated claims based on contract or prenuptial agreement principles.  ...  system in Campaign for Fiscal Equity v.  ...  for all school districts.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.316459 fatcat:crucgzv4xfef7igmx7am7jleim

Challenges in the design of a research and development programme on conflict and cooperation over natural resources [chapter]

Jan Kessler, Han van Dijk, Wijnand van IJssel
2014 Conflicts over Natural Resources in the Global South  
No part of this publication or the information contained herein may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, by photocopying, recording  ...  Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Applied for Published by: CRC Press/Balkema  ...  Acknowledgements ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Funding for the development of this chapter was provided by the Conflict and Cooperation over Natural Resources in Developing Countries (CoCooN) programme of The Netherlands  ... 
doi:10.1201/b16498-12 fatcat:cpcwomedx5hppog22zcddthdsq


Analúcia Danilevicz Pereira
2021 Brazilian Journal of African Studies  
We would also like to thank João Pedro Mascarello Funck for his collaboration in the translation and revision of the English texts.  ...  We thank the Editorial Assistants Cecília Pereira, Larissa Teixeira, Luiza Flores, Mariana Vitola and Rafaela Serpa and the CEBRAFRICA team that worked on the translation of the articles.  ...  The country's political system was of organized electoral bases centered in clans for a multi-party democracy (Constitution of Somaliland 2001, 18-41) .  ... 
doi:10.22456/2448-3923.117903 fatcat:ruc4x6jblna2zckts5ty2rdaqi

Political ecology and policy: a case study in engagement [chapter]

2015 The Routledge Handbook of Political Ecology  
evolving field; and charts new agendas for research, policy, and activism.  ...  With authors from North and South America, Europe, Australia, and elsewhere, the Handbook provides a state-of-theart examination of political ecology; addresses ongoing and emerging debates in this rapidly  ...  Acknowledgement Acknowledgements The author would like to thank the editors of this volume, Luke Bergmann, the Simpson  ... 
doi:10.4324/9781315759289-25 fatcat:2hua5i2sjvbnljg2kclngivhay

Authoritarianism, Democracy and Adjustment. The Politics of Economic Reform in Africa

Stephen Orvis, Peter Gibbon, Yusuf Bangura, Arve Ofstad, Julius E. Nyang'oro, Timothy M. Shaw, Ben Turok
1994 African Studies Review  
As one merchant in Gaza province told me in August 1990: although the armed bandits had killed his wife and destroyed all his belongings, he was grateful for one thingthey had stopped communism in Mozambique  ...  He knew that he soon would lose his political position, as Mozambique is entering a phase with free elections based on a multi-party system.  ...  It looks for explanations of outcome in terms of the balance of social and economic forces. The various contributions are scholarly, well resarched and aitical.  ... 
doi:10.2307/525121 fatcat:2ydlprue2veuthjvw6kfmu6kna

Disputed relocation and property development in Shanghai, 1990-2005

Mi Shih
of rights and interests in the context of China's still top-down property regime.  ...  This dissertation also examines how law and state supremacy serve to deter and deflect conflicts by providing a source of legitimation for the developmental forces driving disputed relocation.  ...  from the original community (The adjudication document did not provide detailed information in terms of the sizes of the apartments which the Chen family demanded) For business: • 400 thousand RMB for  ... 
doi:10.7282/t398872g fatcat:entoaj3s65h2foiqyeghcsybzi
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