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Improving Support Vector Domain Description by Maximizing the Distance Between Negative Examples and The Minimal Sphere Center's

Mohamed EL Boujnouni1, Mohamed Jedra2

1 Chouaib Doukkali University, Laboratory of Information Technologies, National School of Applied Sciences, El Jadida Morocco
2 Mohammed V University, Faculty of Sciences Rabat, Laboratory of Conception and Systems (Microelectronic signals and Informatics) Avenue Ibn Battouta B.P 1014, Rabat - Morocco

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2018, 33(6), 409-420.


Support Vector Domain Description (SVDD) is an effective kernel-based method used for data description. It was motivated by the success of Support Vector Machine (SVM) and thus has inherited many of its attractive properties. It has been extensively used for novelty detection and has been applied successfully to a variety of classification problems. This classifier aims to find a sphere with minimal volume including the majority of examples that belong to the class of interest (positive) and excluding the most of examples that are either outliers or belong to other classes (negatives). In this paper we propose a new approach to improve the classification accuracy of SVDD. This objective will be achieved by exploiting the existence of negative examples in the training step, without increasing the computational time and memory resources required to solve the quadratic programming problem of that classifier. Simulation results on two challenging artificial problems, namely chessboard and two spirals, and four benchmark datasets have successfully validated the effectiveness of the proposed method.


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M. EL Boujnouni and M. Jedra, "Improving support vector domain description by maximizing the distance between negative examples and the minimal sphere center's," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 33, no.6, pp. 409–420, 2018.

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