[Computer-go] Parameter Optimization with Local Quadratic Regression

Jean-loup Gailly jloup at gailly.net
Thu Mar 18 18:07:44 PDT 2010

Thanks RĂ©mi for these slides, looking forward to see the paper.

> For this application it is safe to assume that the function to be
> optimized (the winning rate) is a smooth function of parameters,
> and it has no tricky local optima

Why is it safe to assume no local optimum? This is only a guess,
but with high dimension (many parameters to tune) I would expect
local optima. Does your algorithm scale to many dimensions?

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