Blanzieri, Enrico and Bryl, Anton (2007) *Evaluation of the Highest Probability SVM Nearest Neighbor Classifier with Variable Relative Error Cost.* UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

## Abstract

In this paper we evaluate the performance of the highest probability SVM nearest neighbor (HP-SVM-NN) classifier, which combines the ideas of the SVM and k-NN classifiers, on the task of spam filtering, using the pure SVM classifier as a quality baseline. To classify a sample the HP-SVM-NN classifier does the following: for each k in a predefined set {k1, ..., kN} it trains an SVM model on k nearest labeled samples, uses this model to classify the given sample, and transforms the output of SVM into posterior probabilities of the two classes using sigmoid approximation; than it selects that of the 2×N resulting answers which has the highest probability. The experimental evaluation shows, that in terms of ROC curves the algorithm is able to achieve higher accuracy than the pure SVM classifier.

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