How SVM algorithms work
Written by Arun Krishnaswamy
This article is a part of the series to explore different ML algorithms and simplify them. The goal of the series to help common people understand algorithms. When someone comes across “SVM” — they will know what it is!
Part 1 — SVM
Let us Put a Stick
What if someone adds more balls to the table
SVM solves this problem as follows — Puts a stick on the table by having a big gap on either side of the stick as possible.
What if u don’t have a stick — can SVM still separate?
FLIP the table –Throwing the balls into the air. Put a sheet of paper and slip it between the balls.
The balls are split by a CURVE
SVM Algorithm Glossary
Balls — data,
The stick — classifier,
The biggest gap trick — optimization,
Call flipping the table — kernelling,
Piece of paper— a hyperplane.
Stay tuned for more demystification…..
About the Author
Arun volunteered for Humans For AI, a non-profit focused on building a more diverse workforce for the future leveraging AI technologies. Learn more about us and join us as we embark on this journey to make a difference!