Support Vector Regression Using Mahalanobis Kernels

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Support Vector Regression Using Mahalanobis Kernels
Abstract. In our previous work we have shown that Mahalanobis kernels are useful for support vector classifiers both from generalization ability and model selection speed. In this paper we propose using Mahalanobis kernels for function approximation. We determine the covariance matrix for the Mahalanobis kernel using all the training data. Model selection is done by line search. Namely, first the margin parameter and the error threshold are optimized and then the kernel parameter is optimized. According to the computer experiments for four benchmark problems, estimation performance of a Mahalanobis kernel with a diagonal covariance matrix optimized by line search is comparable to or better than that of an RBF kernel optimized by grid search.
Yuya Kamada, Shigeo Abe
Added 20 Aug 2010
Updated 20 Aug 2010
Type Conference
Year 2006
Authors Yuya Kamada, Shigeo Abe
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