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Our input consists of S, A and supervised trajectories is generated by a Markov policy, and we try to match it using a parameterized policy. We assume a predicate logic notation for states and actions (parameterized). Hence, the input is a set of state,action trajectories. The goal is to induce a policy P (a|s) that best mimics the expert. j n j We assume a set of training instances { fi , ai m i=1 }j =1 that is provided by the expert. Given these training instances, the goal is to learn a policy μ that is a mapping from j j j fi to ai for each set of features fi .

We derived the gradients for the M-step by maximizing the lower bound of the 48 5 Boosting in the Presence of Missing Data gradient and showed how to approximate the E-step. Due to the fact that we approximate the joint as a product of conditional distributions, several different models can be adapted in this formulation. Our results indicate that the proposed algorithms outperform the respective algorithms that make closed-world assumptions. We end this chapter on a more sober note. While theoretically interesting, we had a few interesting observations about the practical nature of this algorithm.

Assume that the algorithm selected p(X) to be the best split with weight w3 on its false branch (p(X) = f alse) and it is scoring q(X,Y) as the next split for the true branch. As described above, I contains all examples that have at least one grounding for q(X,Y). J contains the rest of examples. target(x1 ) is in I if p(x1 ) ∧ ∃Y q(x1 , Y ) is true and target(x2 ) is in J , if p(x2 ) ∧ (∀ Y, ¬q(x2 ,Y)) is true. Given the number of groundings and gradients of examples in I, we can now compute the weight w1 on the left leaf using Eq.