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Volatile Multi-Armed Bandits for Guaranteed Targeted Social Crawling
Zahy Bnaya, Rami Puzis, Roni Stern, Ariel Felner

Last modified: 2013-06-29


We introduce a new variant of the multi-armed bandit problem, called Volatile Multi-Arm Bandit (VMAB). A general policy for VMAB is given with proven regret bounds. The problem of collecting intelligence on profiles in social networks is then modeled as a VMAB and experimental results show the superiority of our proposed policy.


Multi-armed bandits; Search; Artificial Intelligence;

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