If you use Projective Simulation in your work (in particular academic publications), the appropriate way to acknowledge the authors who created it is by citing the pertinent publication. If you just need a general reference for projective simulation, the seminal paper is

Hans J. Briegel & Gemma De las Cuevas, Projective simulation for artificial intelligence, Sci. Rep. 2, 400 (2012).

If you are using code that implements specific features or applications, you can find the relevant references inside the docstring; or try the search function:

List of publications on projective simulation


Melnikov, Alexey A; Makmal, Adi; Briegel, Hans J

Benchmarking projective simulation in navigation problems Journal Article

IEEE Access, 6 , pp. 64639-64648, 2018.

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Müller, Thomas; Briegel, Hans J

A stochastic process model for free agency under indeterminism Journal Article

Dialectica, 72 (2), pp. 219-252, 2018.

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Melnikov, Alexey A; Poulsen Nautrup, Hendrik ; Krenn, Mario; Dunjko, Vedran; Tiersch, Markus; Zeilinger, Anton; Briegel, Hans J

Active learning machine learns to create new quantum experiments Journal Article

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., 115 (6), pp. 1221-1226, 2018.

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Melnikov, Alexey A; Makmal, Adi; Dunjko, Vedran; Briegel, Hans J

Projective simulation with generalization Journal Article

Sci. Rep., 7 , pp. 14430, 2017.

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Ried, Katja; Müller, Thomas; Briegel, Hans J

Modelling collective motion based on the principle of agency Journal Article

arXiv:1712.01334, 2017.

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Hangl, Simon; Dunjko, Vedran; Briegel, Hans J; Piater, Justus

Skill learning by autonomous robotic playing using active learning and creativity Journal Article

arXiv:1706.08560, 2017.

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Dunjko, Vedran; Taylor, Jacob M; Briegel, Hans J

Advances in quantum reinforcement learning Inproceedings

In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), pp. 282-287, 2017.

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Sriarunothai, Theeraphot; Wölk, Sabine; Giri, Gouri Shankar; Friis, Nicolai; Dunjko, Vedran; Briegel, Hans J; Wunderlich, Christof

Speeding-up the decision making of a learning agent using an ion trap quantum processor Journal Article

arXiv:1709.01366, 2017.

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Makmal, Adi; Melnikov, Alexey A; Dunjko, Vedran; Briegel, Hans J

Meta-learning within projective simulation Journal Article

IEEE Access, 4 , pp. 2110-2122, 2016.

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Hangl, Simon; Ugur, Emre; Szedmak, Sandor; Piater, Justus

Robotic playing for hierarchical complex skill learning Inproceedings

Proc. IEEE/RSJ Int. Conf. Intell. Robots Syst., pp. 2799-2804, 2016.

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Dunjko, Vedran; Taylor, Jacob M; Briegel, Hans J

Quantum-enhanced machine learning Journal Article

Phys. Rev. Lett., 117 , pp. 130501, 2016.

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Briegel, Hans J; Müller, Thomas

A chance for attributable agency Journal Article

Minds Mach., 25 (3), pp. 261–279, 2015.

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Mautner, Julian; Makmal, Adi; Manzano, Daniel; Tiersch, Markus; Briegel, Hans J

Projective simulation for classical learning agents: a comprehensive investigation Journal Article

New Gener. Comput., 33 (1), pp. 69-114, 2015.

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Tiersch, Markus; Ganahl, Emanuel J; Briegel, Hans J

Adaptive quantum computation in changing environments using projective simulation Journal Article

Sci. Rep., 5 , pp. 12874, 2015.

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Dunjko, Vedran; Friis, Nicolai; Briegel, Hans J

Quantum-enhanced deliberation of learning agents using trapped ions Journal Article

New J. Phys., 17 (2), pp. 023006, 2015.

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Friis, Nicolai; Melnikov, Alexey A; Kirchmair, Gerhard; Briegel, Hans J

Coherent controlization using superconducting qubits Journal Article

Sci. Rep., 5 , pp. 18036, 2015.

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Melnikov, Alexey A; Makmal, Adi; Briegel, Hans J

Projective simulation applied to the grid-world and the mountain-car problem Journal Article

arXiv:1405.5459, 2014.

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Paparo, Giuseppe Davide; Dunjko, Vedran; Makmal, Adi; Martin-Delgado, Miguel Angel; Briegel, Hans J

Quantum speed-up for active learning agents Journal Article

Phys. Rev. X, 4 , pp. 031002, 2014.

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Briegel, Hans J; De las Cuevas, Gemma

Projective simulation for artificial intelligence Journal Article

Sci. Rep., 2 , pp. 400, 2012.

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