Comparison of Extreme Learning Machine with Support Vector Machine for Text Classification

  • Ying Liu
  • Han Tong Loh
  • Shu Beng Tor
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3533)


Extreme Learning Machine, ELM, is a recently available learning algorithm for single layer feedforward neural network. Compared with classical learning algorithms in neural network, e.g. Back Propagation, ELM can achieve better performance with much shorter learning time. In the existing literature, its better performance and comparison with Support Vector Machine, SVM, over regression and general classification problems catch the attention of many researchers. In this paper, the comparison between ELM and SVM over a particular area of classification, i.e. text classification, is conducted. The results of benchmarking experiments with SVM show that for many categories SVM still outperforms ELM. It also suggests that other than accuracy, the indicator combining precision and recall, i.e. F 1 value, is a better performance indicator.


Support Vector Machine Feature Selection Extreme Learning Machine Category Support Vector Machine Extreme Learning Machine Algorithm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ying Liu
    • 1
  • Han Tong Loh
    • 1
  • Shu Beng Tor
    • 2
  1. 1.Singapore-MIT AllianceNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Singapore-MIT AllianceNanyang Technological UniversitySingapore

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