Binarized Support Vector Machines

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Binarized Support Vector Machines
The widely used Support Vector Machine (SVM) method has shown to yield very good results in Supervised Classification problems. Other methods such as Classification Trees have become more popular among practitioners than SVM thanks to their interpretability, which is an important issue in Data Mining. In this work, we propose an SVM-based method that automatically detects the most important predictor variables, and the role they play in the classifier. In particular, the proposed method is able to detect those values and intervals which are critical for the classification. The method involves the optimization of a Linear Programming problem, with a large number of decision variables. The numerical experience reported shows that a rather direct use of the standard Column-Generation strategy leads to a classification method which, in terms of classification ability, is competitive against the standard linear SVM and Classification Trees. Moreover, the proposed method is robust, i.e., it...
Emilio Carrizosa, Belen Martin-Barragan, Dolores R
Added 28 Jan 2011
Updated 28 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Authors Emilio Carrizosa, Belen Martin-Barragan, Dolores Romero Morales
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