Layered Learning
Layered Learning is a hierarchical machine learning paradigm designed for domains that are too complex to learn straight from inputs to outputs. It relies on a given subtask decomposition. Learning in each layer directly enables learning at the next higher up layer in a variety of possible ways. Layered Learning was the topic of Peter Stone's Ph.D. thesis.
Peter Stone Faculty pstone [at] cs utexas edu
Evolving Keepaway Soccer Players through Task Decomposition 2005
Shimon Whiteson, Nate Kohl, Risto Miikkulainen, and Peter Stone, Machine Learning, Vol. 59, 1 (2005), pp. 5-30.
Concurrent Layered Learning 2003
Shimon Whiteson and Peter Stone, In {AAMAS} 2003: {P}roceedings of the Second International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multi-Agent Systems, Jeffrey S. Rosenschein and Tuomas Sandholm and Michael Wooldridge and...
Layered Learning 2000
Peter Stone and Manuela Veloso, In Machine Learning: ECML 2000 (Proceedings of the Eleventh European Conference on Machine Learning), Ramon Lopez de Mantaras and Enric Plaza (Eds.), pp. 369-381, Barcelona,Catalonia,Spain, May...
A Layered Approach to Learning Client Behaviors in the RoboCup Soccer Server 1998
Peter Stone and Manuela Veloso, Applied Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 12 (1998), pp. 165-188.