Introduction of  Support Vector Machine

Support vector machines (SVMs) are a particularly powerful and flexible class of supervised algorithms for both classification and regression.

SVMs were introduced initially in the 1960s and were later refined in 1990s. However, it is only now that they are becoming extremely popular, owing to their ability to achieve brilliant results. SVMs are implemented uniquely when compared to other machine learning algorithms.

Support vector machine(SVM) is a supervised learning algorithm that is used to classify the data into different classes, now unlike most algorithms SVM makes use of hyperplane which acts as a decision boundary between the various classes. In general, SVM can be used to generate multiple separating the hyperplane so that the data is divided into segments. These segments contain some kind of data.SVM used to classify the data into two different segments depending on the feature of data.

Feature of SVM-

SVM studies the labeled data & then classify any new input data depending on what it learned into the training phase.

It can be used for both classification and regression problems. As SVC supports vector classification SVR stands for support vector regression. One of the main features of SVM is kernel function, it can be used for nonlinear data by using the kernel trick.  The working of the kernel trick is to transform the data into another dimension so that we can draw a hyperplane that classifies the data.

 

How SVM work??

SVM works by mapping data to a high-dimensional feature space so that data points can be classified, even when the data are not linearly separable. A separator between the classifies is found, then the data are transformed in such a way that the separator could be drawn as a hyperplane. Following this, characteristics of new data can be used to predict the group to which a new record should belong.

Importing Libraries:

import pandas as pd
import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
%matplotlib inline
bankdata = pd.read_csv("D:/Datasets/bill_authentication.csv")

Exploratory Data Analysis:

bankdata.shape
bankdata.head()

VarianceSkewnessCurtosisEntropyClass
03.621608.6661-2.8073-0.446990
14.545908.1674-2.4586-1.462100
23.86600-2.63831.92420.106450
33.456609.5228-4.0112-3.594400
40.32924-4.45524.5718-0.988800

Data preprocessing:

X = bankdata.drop('Class', axis=1)
y = bankdata['Class']
from sklearn.model_selection import train_test_split
X_train, X_test, y_train, y_test = train_test_split(X, y, test_size = 0.20) 

Training the Algorithm:

from sklearn.svm import SVC
svclassifier = SVC(kernel='linear')
svclassifier.fit(X_train, y_train)

Making prediction

y_pred = svclassifier.predict(X_test)

Evaluating the Algorithm:

from sklearn.metrics import classification_report, confusion_matrix
print(confusion_matrix(y_test,y_pred))
print(classification_report(y_test,y_pred))

Output:

[[152 0]
[ 1 122]]
precision recall f1-score support

0 0.99 1.00 1.00 152
1 1.00 0.99 1.00 123

avg / total 1.00 1.00 1.00 275

SVM Linear Classifier:

In the linear classifier model, we assumed that training examples plotted in space. These data points are expected to be separated by an apparent gap. It predicts a straight hyperplane dividing 2 classes. The primary focus while drawing the hyperplane is on maximizing the distance from hyperplane to the nearest data point of either class. The drawn hyperplane called a maximum-margin hyperplane.

SVM Non-Linear Classifier:

In the real world, our dataset is generally dispersed up to some extent. To solve this problem separation of data into different classes based on a straight linear hyperplane can’t be considered a good choice. For this Vapnik suggested creating Non-Linear Classifiers by applying the kernel trick to maximum-margin hyperplanes. In Non-Linear SVM Classification, data points plotted in a higher-dimensional space.

 

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