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Coordinate Descent Method for Large-scale L2-loss Linear Support Vector Machines

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Coordinate Descent Method for Large-scale L2-loss Linear Support Vector Machines
Linear support vector machines (SVM) are useful for classifying large-scale sparse data. Problems with sparse features are common in applications such as document classification and natural language processing. In this paper, we propose a novel coordinate descent algorithm for training linear SVM with the L2-loss function. At each step, the proposed method minimizes a one-variable sub-problem while fixing other variables. The sub-problem is solved by Newton steps with the line search technique. The procedure globally converges at the linear rate. As each sub-problem involves only values of a corresponding feature, the proposed approach is suitable when accessing a feature is more convenient than accessing an instance. Experiments show that our method is more efficient and stable than state of the art methods such as Pegasos and TRON.
Kai-Wei Chang, Cho-Jui Hsieh, Chih-Jen Lin
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where JMLR
Authors Kai-Wei Chang, Cho-Jui Hsieh, Chih-Jen Lin
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