Test Score Algorithms for Budgeted Stochastic Utility Maximization

  title={Test Score Algorithms for Budgeted Stochastic Utility Maximization},
  author={Dabeen Lee and Milan Vojnovi{\'c} and Seyoung Yun},
Motivated by recent developments in designing algorithms based on individual item scores for solving utility maximization problems, we study the framework of using test scores, defined as a statistic of observed individual item performance data, for solving the budgeted stochastic utility maximization problem. We extend an existing scoring mechanism, namely, the replication test scores, to incorporate heterogeneous item costs as well as item values. We show that a natural greedy algorithm that… 

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