Rough Support Vectors: Classification, Regression, Clustering

  • Pawan Lingras
  • Parag Bhalchandra
  • Cory Butz
  • S. Asharaf
Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 42)


Support vector techniques were proposed by Vapnik as an alternative to neural networks for solving non-linear problems. The concepts of margins in support vector techniques provides a natural relationship with the rough set theory. This chapter describes rough set theoretic extensions of support vector technologies for classification, prediction, and clustering. The theoretical formulations of rough support vector machines, rough support vector regression, and rough support vector clustering are supported with a summary of experimental results.


Support vector machines clustering prediction classification rough sets rough patterns financial modeling conservative and aggressive modeling regression ε-insensitive loss function 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pawan Lingras
    • 1
    • 2
  • Parag Bhalchandra
    • 2
  • Cory Butz
    • 3
  • S. Asharaf
    • 4
  1. 1.Saint Mary’s University HalifaxHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada UniversityNandedIndia
  3. 3.University of ReginaReginaCanada
  4. 4.Indian Institute of ManagementKozhikodeIndia

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