# Questions tagged [expectation]

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### What is meant by the expected BLEU cost when training with BLEU and SIMILE?

Recently I was reading a paper based on a new evaluation metric SIMILE. In a section, validation loss comparison had been made for SIMILE and BLEU. The plot showed the expected BLEU cost when training ...
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### Where does the expectation term in the derivative of the soft-max policy come from?

At slide 17 of the David Silver's series, the soft-max policy is defined as follows $$\pi_\theta(s, a) \propto e^{\phi(s, a)^T \theta}$$ that is, the probability of an action $a$ (in state $s$) is ...
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### Problem in understanding equation given for convergence of TD(n) algorithm

Given equation 7.3 of Sutton and Barto's book for convergence of TD(n): $\max_s|\mathbb{E}_\pi[G_{t:t+n}|S_t = s] - v_\pi(s)| \leqslant \gamma^n \max_s|V_{t+n-1}(s) - v_\pi(s)|$ \$\textbf{PROBLEM ...