Goal-directed graph construction using reinforcement learning

@article{Darvariu2021GoaldirectedGC,
  title={Goal-directed graph construction using reinforcement learning},
  author={Victor-Alexandru Darvariu and Stephen Hailes and Mirco Musolesi},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society A},
  year={2021},
  volume={477}
}
Graphs can be used to represent and reason about systems and a variety of metrics have been devised to quantify their global characteristics. However, little is currently known about how to construct a graph or improve an existing one given a target objective. In this work, we formulate the construction of a graph as a decision-making process in which a central agent creates topologies by trial and error and receives rewards proportional to the value of the target objective. By means of this… 

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