A Novel Strategy for Solving the Stochastic Point Location Problem Using a Hierarchical Searching Scheme

@article{Yazidi2014ANS,
  title={A Novel Strategy for Solving the Stochastic Point Location Problem Using a Hierarchical Searching Scheme},
  author={Anis Yazidi and Ole-Christoffer Granmo and B. John Oommen and Morten Goodwin Olsen},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics},
  year={2014},
  volume={44},
  pages={2202-2220}
}
Stochastic point location (SPL) deals with the problem of a learning mechanism (LM) determining the optimal point on the line when the only input it receives are stochastic signals about the direction in which it should move. One can differentiate the SPL from the traditional class of optimization problems by the fact that the former considers the case where the directional information, for example, as inferred from an Oracle (which possibly computes the derivatives), suffices to achieve the… CONTINUE READING