Applications of Support Vector Machines
In this chapter we illustrate the use of the algorithms described in this book, by examining some interesting applications. Support Vector Machines have been applied to many real-world problems, so that the material in this chapter is by no means exhaustive. The role of this final chapter is to show how the approach can be used successfully in very diverse fields, and how the necessary design choices can be made in each case.
Applying the Support Vector approach to a particular practical problem involves resolving a number of design questions. We do not dwell on the question of precise specification of the input domain, generation of the training data, and so on. We treat these as given, though in ...