An Introduction to Support Vector Machines and Other Kernelbased Learning MethodsThis 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 stateoftheart performance in realworld applications such as text categorisation, handwritten 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. 
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User Review  Joecolelife  GoodreadsI just happened to read the reviews on the book on Support vector machines by Nello Cristianini and John ShaweTaylor. Could not resist adding my own comments about the book. Excellent book. I plan to ... Read full review
Contents
The Learning Methodology  1 
Linear Learning Machines  9 
KernelInduced Feature Spaces  26 
Generalisation Theory  52 
Optimisation Theory  79 
Support Vector Machines  93 
Implementation Techniques  125 
Applications of Support Vector Machines  149 
A Pseudocode for the SMO Algorithm  162 
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