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# Regret Bounds for Stochastic Shortest Path Problems with Linear Function Approximation

*Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Machine Learning*, PMLR 162:22203-22233, 2022.

#### Abstract

We propose an algorithm that uses linear function approximation (LFA) for stochastic shortest path (SSP). Under minimal assumptions, it obtains sublinear regret, is computationally efficient, and uses stationary policies. To our knowledge, this is the first such algorithm in the LFA literature (for SSP or other formulations). Our algorithm is a special case of a more general one, which achieves regret square root in the number of episodes given access to a computation oracle.