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2. Finally, we conclude this section with a more general result regarding the complexity of deciding the probability of effectiveness of a given state change attempt when the effect estimator can be computed in polynomial time. 1. jK j2 / time. Proof. 2. jj E /, where E is the cost of computing " . 4 Trie-Enhanced Optimal State Change Attempts (TOSCA) In this section, we present the TOSCA algorithm that uses trie data structures  to improve performance of finding an optimal state change attempt.
A transition function T W S A ! S / specifying the probability of arriving at every possible state given that a certain action is taken in a given state. 4. A reward function R W S A ! R specifying the expected immediate reward gained by taking an action in a state. The objective is to compute a policy W S ! A, specifying what action should be taken in each state, that is optimal with respect to the expected utility obtained from executing it. 1 Obtaining an MDP from the Specification of an OSCA Problem We will now propose how, given an instance of an OSCA problem as described above, we can obtain the specification of a corresponding MDP in such a way that optimal policies for this MDP correspond to solutions to the original OSCA problem.
Proof. K //. K /. K //. Finally, lines 20 and 21 guarantee that the only SCAs returned are those that have probability of effectiveness at least p and cost at most k. 2. jK j2 /. Proof. The running time of the algorithm can be divided into two parts. First, the loop in line 3 runs at most jK j times. In each iteration, we compute line 7, which takes at most 2 jK j computations for "r (in the worst case, both select operations return the entire database). jK j2 / for the first loop. jK j/ times.