Optimal State Change Attempts

Austin Parker*, Gerardo I. Simari, Amy Sliva, V. S. Subrahmanian

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In this chapter, we formalize the notion of a state change attempt. The idea is that a state change attempt, when successfully applied to a given tuple, will change the action attributes with the hope that these changes will result in a change in the state. For instance, considering the school data described in the previous chapter, SCAs represent policies Policy designed with a certain goal in mind; we provide an example in which a change in the action variables that decreases class size may lead to better proficiency scores.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2191-5768
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5776

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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