Shirish K. Shevade

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This article points out an important source of inefficiency in Platt’s sequential minimal optimization (SMO) algorithm that is caused by the use of a single threshold value. Using clues from the KKT conditions for the dual problem, two threshold parameters are employed to derive modifications of SMO. These modified algorithms perform significantly faster(More)
In this paper we give a new fast iterative algorithm for support vector machine (SVM) classifier design. The basic problem treated is one that does not allow classification violations. The problem is converted to a problem of computing the nearest point between two convex polytopes. The suitability of two classical nearest point algorithms, due to Gilbert,(More)
This paper points out an important source of inefficiency in Smola and Schölkopf's sequential minimal optimization (SMO) algorithm for support vector machine (SVM) regression that is caused by the use of a single threshold value. Using clues from the KKT conditions for the dual problem, two threshold parameters are employed to derive modifications of SMO(More)
MOTIVATION This paper gives a new and efficient algorithm for the sparse logistic regression problem. The proposed algorithm is based on the Gauss-Seidel method and is asymptotically convergent. It is simple and extremely easy to implement; it neither uses any sophisticated mathematical programming software nor needs any matrix operations. It can be applied(More)
This paper gives a new iterative algorithm for kernel logistic regression. It is based on the solution of a dual problem using ideas similar to those of the Sequential Minimal Optimization algorithm for Support Vector Machines. Asymptotic convergence of the algorithm is proved. Computational experiments show that the algorithm is robust and fast. The(More)
In many real world prediction problems the output is a structured object like a sequence or a tree or a graph. Such problems range from natural language processing to computational biology or computer vision and have been tackled using algorithms, referred to as structured output learning algorithms. We consider the problem of structured classification. In(More)
This paper points out an important source of ine ciency in Smola and Sch olkopf's Sequential Minimal Optimization (SMO) algorithm for SVM regression that is caused by the use of a single threshold value. Using clues from the KKT conditions for the dual problem, two threshold parameters are employed to derive modi cations of SMO for regression. These modi(More)