"I enjoyed reading this book and am happy about its addition to my library as it is a valuable practitioner's reference. I especially liked the presentation of kernel-based pattern analysis algorithms in terse mathematical steps clearly identifying input data, output data, and steps of the process. The accompanying Matlab code or pseudocode is also extremely useful."
"If you are interested in an introduction to statistical techniques for analyzing text documents, Kernel Methods will serve you well."
M. Last, Journal of the American Statistical Association