# Support vector machines for multi-class pattern recognition

@inproceedings{Weston1999SupportVM, title={Support vector machines for multi-class pattern recognition}, author={Jason Weston and Chris Watkins}, booktitle={The European Symposium on Artificial Neural Networks}, year={1999} }

The solution of binary classi cation problems using support vector machines (SVMs) is well developed, but multi-class problems with more than two classes have typically been solved by combining independently produced binary classi ers. We propose a formulation of the SVM that enables a multi-class pattern recognition problem to be solved in a single optimisation. We also propose a similar generalization of linear programming machines. We report experiments using bench-mark datasets in which…

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