Improving Multiclass Text Classification with the Support Vector Machine

@inproceedings{Rennie2001ImprovingMT,
  title={Improving Multiclass Text Classification with the Support Vector Machine},
  author={Jason D. M. Rennie and Ryan Rifkin},
  year={2001}
}
We compare Naive Bayes and Support Vector Machines on the task of multiclass text classification. Using a variety of approaches to combine the underlying binary classifiers, we find that SVMs substantially outperform Naive Bayes. We present full multiclass results on two well-known text data sets, including the lowest error to date on both data sets. We develop a new indicator of binary performance to show that the SVM’s lower multiclass error is a result of its improved binary performance… CONTINUE READING
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