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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: SVM algo, code, etc.
Date Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:10:16 GMT

Good to hear from you.

A solid Java implementation of SVM would be of interest.  A highly scalable
implementation would be even more interesting.

On Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 9:15 AM, mike bowles <> wrote:

>  I’m a newbie here and am a little timid about raising my hand, but I do
> want to be helpful, so here goes.  If I’m making some mistake in etiquette,
> please let me know (but be gentle).
> The most commonly used algorithm for SVM is based on work done be John
> Platt at Microsoft Reasearch (used for example in libsvm).  I’ve attached
> Platt’s original paper.  It’s also still available from Microsoft Research.
>  The commonly used version of the algorithm is based on improvements
> suggested by Keerti et al.  That paper is also attached.  The improved
> algorithm boils down to very few steps.  I’ve attached a single page pdf
> that succinctly summarizes the improved algorithm.
> I’ve coded this algorithm in C++ and Python and will happily supply code or
> can easily re-code into Java in a day or so.  I hope this is helpful.  Do I
> need to ask that you feel free to comment?
> mike

Ted Dunning, CTO

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