Randomized Shortest-Path Problems: Two Related Models

@article{Saerens2009RandomizedSP,
  title={Randomized Shortest-Path Problems: Two Related Models},
  author={Marco Saerens and Youssef Achbany and François Fouss and Luh Yen},
  journal={Neural Computation},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={2363-2404}
}
This letter addresses the problem of designing the transition probabilities of a finite Markov chain (the policy) in order to minimize the expected cost for reaching a destination node from a source node while maintaining a fixed level of entropy spread throughout the network (the exploration). It is motivated by the following scenario. Suppose you have to route agents through a network in some optimal way, for instance, by minimizing the total travel costnothing particular up to nowyou could… CONTINUE READING
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