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Support Vector Machines
Welcome to the website for the book Support Vector Machines.
This is the first comprehensive introduction to Support Vector Machines (SVMs), a new generation learning
system based on recent advances in statistical learning theory. SVMs deliver state-of-the-art performance
in real-world applications such as text categorisation, hand-written character recognition, image classification,
biosequences analysis, etc., and are now established as one of the standard tools for machine learning and
data mining. Students will find the book both stimulating and accessible, while practitioners will be guided
smoothly through the material required for a good grasp of the theory and its applications. The concepts are
introduced gradually in accessible and self-contained stages, while the presentation is rigorous and thorough.
Pointers to relevant literature and web sites containing software ensure that it forms an ideal starting point
for further study. Equally, the book and its associated web site will guide practitioners to updated literature,
new applications, and on-line software.