In this work, we consider the convex quadratic programming problem arising in support vector machine (SVM), which is a technique designed to solve a variety of learning and pattern recognition problems. Since the Hessian matrix is dense and real applications lead to large-scale problems, several decomposition methods have been proposed, which split the original problem into a sequence of smaller subproblems. SVMlight algorithm is a commonly used decomposition method for SVM, and its convergence has been proved only recently under a suitable block-wise convexity assumption on the objective function. In SVMlight algorithm, the size q of the working set, i.e. the dimension of the subproblem, can be any even number. In the present paper, we propose a decomposition method on the basis of a proximal point modification of the subproblem and the basis of a working set selection rule that includes, as a particular case, the one used by the SVMlight algorithm. We establish the asymptotic convergence of the method, for any size q greater than or equal to 2 of the working set, and without requiring any further block-wise convexity assumption on the objective function. Furthermore, we show that the algorithm satisfies in a finite number of iterations a stopping criterion based on the violation of the optimality conditions.
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|Titolo:||On the convergence of a modified version of SVMlight algorithm|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Appare nella tipologia:||01a Articolo in rivista|