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 Post subject: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2008 6:29 pm 
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This thread is to post your inquiries about papers that you know are existing, but you were not able to find out in the internet for download (and you also did manage to find them on PokerAI list of papers).

Try to be as specific as possible about the paper you are looking for (beside the title write down the year of publication, authors, media - magazine, conference proceeding, paper's abstract, as well as how you found out about it).

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:27 pm 
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This isn't in the pokerAI list of papers but I'm hoping someone can help me find it.

Luigi Barone and Lyndon While of the University of Western Australia in Perth published a series of papers in 1998, 1999, and 2000. I have the first two and am looking for the third. It's titled "Adaptive Learning for Poker" and was published in the proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO 2000) pp. 566 - 573. This book is available used from amazon via britian for over $300.

It appears the paper is located at http://www.cs.uwa.edu.au/~luigi/docs/gecco00.ps.gz but returns an access denied error (although the first two papers (icec98.ps.gz and cec99.ps.gz) are available at the same location).

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:42 pm 
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Here it is:

pdf:
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~wbl/biblio/ge ... /RW179.pdf

postscript:
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~wbl/biblio/gecco2000/RW179.ps


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:49 pm 
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Thanks! I spent hours looking for it last night to no avail, but I did find some other interesting stuff in the meantime so it wasn't a complete loss. :drink


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:39 pm 
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I've read the paper: "Pattern Classification in No-Limit Poker: A Head-Start Evolutionary Approach" by Brien Beattie, Garrett Nicolai, David Gerhard and Robert J. Hilderman. And which is available here: http://www.springerlink.com/content/123m0um36ul1172r/
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/ar ... b855c96725

I found it a very interesting read, however the people without a Springer or sciencedirect subscription can't access it and I'm not allowed to redistribute it. So if someone could find it freely available on the net they could post it here. [Or if you do have a Springer or sciencedirect subscription you can access it yourself and you can see this as a heads up ;)]


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:17 pm 
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None of the Springer papers are available for download. This is unfortunately the case. I think at some point we can try to develop a short FAQ on how to get a Springer paper cheapest, but we would stick to what's legal and proper, and not attach papers that are copyrighted ...

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:37 pm 
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Hi,

We should create a thread for each of these papers anyway - even if the text of the paper isn't freely/publicly available.

Include the abstract and a link to where the paper can be obtained (with appropriate membership etc).

I agree we shouldn't do anything that breaks copyrights - ontop of any legal issues we don't want to piss-off authors by publishing their work without permission.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:06 am 
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Where is BayesianPoker-Talk.pdf? It looks like something I'd like to read. Thanks! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:03 pm 
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I'm posting this review here because there is no free download. I just have a paper copy.

A Reinforcement Learning Algorithm Applied to Simplified Two-Player Texas Hold’em Poker, Fredrik A. Dahl


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We point out that value-based reinforcement learning, such as TDand Q-learning, is not applicable to games of imperfect information. We give a reinforcement learning algorithm for two-player poker based on gradient search in the agents’ parameter spaces. The two competing agents experiment with different strategies, and simultaneously shift their probability distributions towards more successful actions. The algorithm is a special case of the lagging anchor algorithm, to appear in the journal Machine Learning. We test the algorithm on a simplified, yet non-trivial, version of two-player Hold’em poker, with good results.

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He uses his RL algorithm to compute action frequencies, not best actions. To overcome the cycling seen in gradient descent solutions to self play he uses a damping term similar to that used in fictitious play. Very small problems are considered and no comparison is made with other approaches.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:18 pm 
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Hey, spears, I would still suggest that we create a separate thread for papers that are paid (not available for download). I.e.:
1) If a paper is made available only paid (most of springer-verlag, e.g.) then we cannot do more about it. It would still be better to create a separate thread, so people that have bought it, read it, etc. can discuss it.
2) If you know of a paper only by title, or author, and don't know if it's paid or not, or you believe it's not paid - but you simply can't find it online - then I would suggest to use this thread (as we woudl also not have enough information to create dedicated one anyway).

PS - On a second though - alternative would be to have one central thread for all SPringer-Verlag papers. There are tens of them regarding poker, and none is free, or made available alternatively (on author's web pages, e.g.).

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:28 pm 
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@Indy How about you set up sub forums for downloadable and non downloadable papers and shift existing posts around. Is that a lot of work?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:29 pm 
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It's not a lot of work, but it depends on how would such separation benefit someone - i.e. I would expect that normally one would look (search) for a dedicated paper, and, if the paper is paid or not would be just luck. But it could also be that one can just look for free papers, which if he lieks, he would like also to download and read in full.

Let's first have enough of these and then decide. What I can do is to keep the papers available for download as they are now, and create subforum for the paid papers.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:21 am 
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I was able to find the paper that somebody said was in a science article and they couldn't find, called "Pattern Classification in No-Limit Poker: A Head-Start Evolutionary Approach."

It's at

http://www2.cs.uregina.ca/~hilder/refer ... anai07.pdf


No such luck Googling "A Reinforcement Learning Algorithm Applied to Simplified Two-Player Texas Hold’em Poker"...


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:47 am 
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@AHKbotter, thanks - it's good to create a thread about each new paper, when possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:07 pm 
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A hint for those looking for papers:

The archives of acm/springer etc. are often available for free through your local technical university. I believe
many library computers are automatically logged in to those archives because of the their domains.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:36 pm 
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It's also worth noting that, while you may not be able to publish it here legally (or ethically), you can often email the authors and ask for a copy. This is particularly effective if you note that you're doing some follow-up research and think their paper may be related work. Academics live on publications and citations, so they usually try to take advantage of every opportunity to be cited.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:16 am 
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Hello,

One of the Sonia bot creators, Marc Cohen, wrote dissertation "Coevolving poker playing agents" in 2002. You can find list of MSc thesis, including his paper at http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/res ... s2002.html (the abstract is available there). However if you try to click on a full text link you got "Not found" error. I wasn't able to find it anywhere else - so I'm wondering if somebody has a copy and willing to share it. If so, please pm me so I can send to you my email.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for a paper?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:23 pm 
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I'm looking for a papers/informations about Chance Sampled Counterfactual Regret Minimization
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