Kernel Methods for Pattern Analysis
This book provides professionals with a large selection of algorithms, kernels and solutions ready for implementation and suitable for standard pattern discovery problems in fields such as bioinformatics, text analysis and image analysis. It also serves as an introduction for students and researchers to the growing field of kernel-based pattern analysis, demonstrating with examples how to handcraft an algorithm or a kernel for a new specific application, and covering all the necessary conceptual and mathematical tools to do so.
THE reference work, February 21, 2005
This book will, without doubt, become THE reference work in kernel methods for pattern recognition, and a must read for pattern recognition researchers and practitioners in general.
It’s built up in a nicely modular, accessible and didactive way, helping the reader understand thoroughly what kernel methods are all about and importantly, how to use them. This makes the book very useful as a cook book for practitioners, as well as a text book for students.
The book covers all the relevant topics in the state of the art of kernel methods, a field of research in which the authors have been a driving force since the beginning. Even so, they managed to resist the temptation from squeezing in the(ir) latest (potentially still unstable) results, which greatly enhances the timelessness of the book.