Chunking-Coordinated-Synthetic Approaches to Large-Scale Kernel Machines

  • Francisco J. González-Castaño
  • Robert R. Meyer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3036)


We consider a kernel-based approach to nonlinear classification that coordinates the generation of “synthetic” points (to be used in the kernel) with “chunking” (working with subsets of the data) in order to significantly reduce the size of the optimization problems required to construct classifiers for massive datasets. Rather than solving a single massive classification problem involving all points in the training set, we employ a series of problems that gradually increase in size and which consider kernels based on small numbers of synthetic points. These synthetic points are generated by solving and combining the results of relatively small nonlinear unconstrained optimization problems. In addition to greatly reducing optimization problem size, the procedure that we describe also has the advantage of being easily parallelized. Computational results show that our method efficiently generates high-performance simple classifiers on a problem involving a realistic dataset.


Support Vector Machine Support Vector Testing Correctness Training Point Massive Dataset 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francisco J. González-Castaño
    • 1
  • Robert R. Meyer
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Ingeniería TelemáticaUniversidad de Vigo, Spain, ETSI Telecomunicación, CampusVigoSpain
  2. 2.Computer Sciences DepartmentUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA

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