Data Mining History: The Invention of Support Vector Machines

#DataMining History: The Invention of Support Vector Machines  #MachineLearning

  • The invention of Support Vector Machines using the kernel trick in 1991 is my most important contribution.
  • Gregory Piatetsky: I sent Isabelle the link to History of Data Mining , which mentions her and Vapnik historic invention of Support Vector Machines, and asked if she had a description of that discovery.
  • The story starts in Paris in 1989, when I benchmarked neural networks against kernel methods, but the real invention of SVMs happened when Bernhard decided to implement Vladimir Vapnik algorithm.
  • The invention of SVMs happened when Bernhard decided to implement Vladimir’s algorithm in the three months we had left before we moved to Berkeley.
  • I had heated discussions with Vladimir Vapnik, who shared my office and was pushing another optimal margin algorithm that he invented in the 1960’s.

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The story starts in Paris in 1989, when I benchmarked neural networks against kernel methods, but the real invention of SVMs happened when Bernhard decided to implement Vladimir Vapnik algorithm.


Data Mining History: The Invention of Support Vector Machines