Trace Refinement in Labelled Markov Decision Processes

@inproceedings{Fijalkow2016TraceRI,
  title={Trace Refinement in Labelled Markov Decision Processes},
  author={Nathana{\"e}l Fijalkow and S. Kiefer and M. Shirmohammadi},
  booktitle={FoSSaCS},
  year={2016}
}
Given two labelled Markov decision processes (MDPs), the trace-refinement problem asks whether for all strategies of the first MDP there exists a strategy of the second MDP such that the induced labelled Markov chains are trace-equivalent. We show that this problem is decidable in polynomial time if the second MDP is a Markov chain. The algorithm is based on new results on a particular notion of bisimulation between distributions over the states. However, we show that the general trace… Expand
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