Support Vector Machines for Pattern Classification / Edition 2

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A guide on the use of SVMs in pattern classification, including a rigorous performance comparison of classifiers and regressors. The book presents architectures for multiclass classification and function approximation problems, as well as evaluation criteria for classifiers and regressors. Features: Clarifies the characteristics of two-class SVMs; Discusses kernel methods for improving the generalization ability of neural networks and fuzzy systems; Contains ample illustrations and examples; Includes performance evaluation using publicly available data sets; Examines Mahalanobis kernels, empirical feature space, and the effect of model selection by cross-validation; Covers sparse SVMs, learning using privileged information, semi-supervised learning, multiple classifier systems, and multiple kernel learning; Explores incremental training based batch training and active-set training methods, and decomposition techniques for linear programming SVMs; Discusses variable selection for support vector regressors.

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"This broad and deep … book is organized around the highly significant concept of pattern recognition by support vector machines (SVMs). … The book is praxis and application oriented but with strong theoretical backing and support. Many … details are presented and discussed, thereby making the SVM both an easy-to-understand learning machine and a more likable data modeling (mining) tool. Shigeo Abe has produced the book that will become the standard … . I like it and therefore highly recommend this book … ." (Vojislav Kecman, SIAM Review, Vol. 48 (2), 2006)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Two-Class Support Vector Machines

Multiclass Support Vector Machines

Variants of Support Vector Machines

Training Methods

Kernel-Based Methods

Feature Selection and Extraction

Clustering

Maximum-Margin Multilayer Neural Networks

Maximum-Margin Fuzzy Classifiers

Function Approximation.

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