L1-Norm Regularization Path for Sparse Semi-Supervised Laplacian SVM ## AbstractUsing unlabeled data to unravel the structure of the data to leverage the learning process is the goal of semi supervised learning. A common way to represent this underlying structure is to use graphs. Flexibility of the maximum margin kernel framework allows to model graph smoothness and to build kernel machine for semi supervised learning such as Laplacian SVM [1]. But a common complaint of the practitioner is the long running time of these kernel algorithms for classification of new points. We provide an efficient way of alleviating this problem by using a L1 penalization term and a regularization path algorithm to efficiently compute the solution. Empirical evidence shows the benefit of the algorithm.
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