Support vector class description (SVCD): Classification in kernel space

Pilsung Kang, Sungzoon Cho

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We proposed a kernel-based binary classification algorithm, named support vector class description (SVCD), which is an extended version of support vector domain description (SVDD) for one-class classification. SVCD constructs two compact hyperspheres in the feature space such that each hypersphere includes as many instances as possible of one class, while keeping the instances of the other class away from the sphere. By doing this, two linearly non-separable classes in the input space can be well distinguished in the feature space. In order to verify the classification performance and exploit the properties of SVCD, we conducted experiments on actual classification data sets and analyzed the results. Compared with other popular kernel-based classification algorithms, such as support vector machine (SVM) and kernel Fisher discriminant analysis (KFD), SVCD gave better classification performances in terms of both the area under the receiving operator curve (AUROC) and the balanced correction rate (BCR). In addition, SVCD was found to be capable of finding moderate sparse solutions with little parameter sensitivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-364
Number of pages14
JournalIntelligent Data Analysis
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Support vector learning
  • classification
  • kernel learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Artificial Intelligence


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