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Google Summer of Code 2010 Apache Software Foundation

Linear SVM Package (LIBLINEAR) for Mahout

by Zhendong Zhao for Apache Software Foundation

Linear Support Vector Machine (SVM) is pretty useful in plenty of applications with large-scale datasets or datasets with high dimension features. This proposal will port one of the most famous linear SVM solvers, LIBLINEAR [1] to mahout with unified interface with Pegasos [2] on mahout, which is another linear SVM solver and almost finished by myself (Mahout-232). Two distinct contributions would be: 1) Introduce LIBLINEAR to Mahout; 2) Unified interfaces for linear SVM classifier on Mahout.