A Survey of Monte Carlo Tree Search Methods

  title={A Survey of Monte Carlo Tree Search Methods},
  author={C. Browne and E. Powley and D. Whitehouse and S. Lucas and P. Cowling and Philipp Rohlfshagen and Stephen Tavener and Diego Perez Liebana and Spyridon Samothrakis and S. Colton},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games},
  • C. Browne, E. Powley, +7 authors S. Colton
  • Published 2012
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Computational Intelligence and AI in Games
  • Monte Carlo tree search (MCTS) is a recently proposed search method that combines the precision of tree search with the generality of random sampling. [...] Key Method We outline the core algorithm's derivation, impart some structure on the many variations and enhancements that have been proposed, and summarize the results from the key game and nongame domains to which MCTS methods have been applied. A number of open research questions indicate that the field is ripe for future work.Expand Abstract
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