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A kernel path algorithm for support vector machines

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A kernel path algorithm for support vector machines
The choice of the kernel function which determines the mapping between the input space and the feature space is of crucial importance to kernel methods. The past few years have seen many efforts in learning either the kernel function or the kernel matrix. In this paper, we address this model selection issue by learning the hyperparameter of the kernel function for a support vector machine (SVM). We trace the solution path with respect to the kernel hyperparameter without having to train the model multiple times. Given a kernel hyperparameter value and the optimal solution obtained for that value, we find that the solutions of the neighborhood hyperparameters can be calculated exactly. However, the solution path does not exhibit piecewise linearity and extends nonlinearly. As a result, the breakpoints cannot be computed in advance. We propose a method to approximate the breakpoints. Our method is both efficient and general in the sense that it can be applied to many kernel functions in...
Gang Wang, Dit-Yan Yeung, Frederick H. Lochovsky
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where ICML
Authors Gang Wang, Dit-Yan Yeung, Frederick H. Lochovsky
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