Cherkassky V., Ma Y. (2002) Selection of Meta-parameters for Support Vector Regression. In: Dorronsoro J.R. (eds) Artificial Neural Networks — ICANN 2002. ICANN 2002. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2415. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
We propose practical recommendations for selecting metaparameters for SVM regression (that is, ε -insensitive zone and regularization parameter C). The proposed methodology advocates analytic parameter selection directly from the training data, rather than resampling approaches commonly used in SVM applications. Good generalization performance of the proposed parameter selection is demonstrated empirically using several low-dimensional and high-dimensional regression problems. In addition, we compare generalization performance of SVM regression (with proposed choiceε) with robust regression using ‘least-modulus’ loss function (ε=0). These comparisons indicate superior generalization performance of SVM regression.