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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: Support Vector Machine in Mahout
Date Fri, 29 Jun 2012 13:15:40 GMT
On Fri, Jun 29, 2012 at 1:13 AM, Nowal, Akshay

> I am at a beginner level in using Mahout and m planning to build a
> classifier on Customer data  to classify churners and non-churners using
> support vector machine(SVM).

The easiest way to do this is to add a hinge-loss variant to the SGD
algorithm already in Mahout (see OnlineLogisticRegression for an example
using logistic loss).

> Currently does any parallelized algorithm SVM is available?

Not currently.

But how large is your data in any case?  Do you actually need a
parallelized algorithm?

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