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Unsupervised Parameter Estimation for One-Class Support Vector Machines

Zahra Ghafoori, Sutharshan Rajasegarar, Sarah M Erfani, Shanika Karunasekera, Christopher A Leckie, J Bailey (ed.), L Khan (ed.), T Washio (ed.), G Dobbie (ed.), JZ Huang (ed.), R Wang (ed.)

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN | Published : 2016


Although the hyper-plane based One-Class Support Vector Machine (OCSVM) and the hyper-spherical based Support Vector Data Description (SVDD) algorithms have been shown to be very effective in detecting outliers, their performance on noisy and unlabeled training data has not been widely studied. Moreover, only a few heuristic approaches have been proposed to set the different parameters of these methods in an unsupervised manner. In this paper, we propose two unsupervised methods for estimating the optimal parameter settings to train OCSVM and SVDD models, based on analysing the structure of the data. We show that our heuristic is substantially faster than existing parameter estimation approa..

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