Ellipsoidal Classification via Semidefinite Programming

Separating two finite sets of points in a Euclidean space is a fundamental problem in classification. Customarily linear separation is used, but nonlinear separators such as spheres have been shown to have better performances in some tasks, such as edge detection in images. We exploit the relationships between the more general version of the spherical … Read more

Polyhedral Separation via Difference of Convex (DC) Programming

We consider polyhedral separation of sets as a possible tool in supervised classification. In particular we focus on the optimization model introduced by Astorino and Gaudioso and adopt its reformulation in Difference of Convex (DC) form. We tackle the problem by adapting the algorithm for DC programming known as DCA. We present the results of … Read more