Big Data

A Data Mining Approach to Strategy Prediction

Date Added: Sep 2009
Format: PDF

The authors' present a data mining approach to opponent modeling in strategy games. Expert gameplay is learned by applying machine learning techniques to large collections of game logs. This approach enables domain independent algorithms to acquire domain knowledge and perform opponent modeling. Machine learning algorithms are applied to the task of detecting an opponent's strategy before it is executed and predicting when an opponent will perform strategic actions. The approach involves encoding game logs as a feature vector representation, where each feature describes when a unit or building type is first produced.