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Old 05-22-2013, 04:28 AM
alasdairj alasdairj is offline
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Default Q1 Quadratic Programming

From that well known source, wikipedia:

Quadratic programming (QP) is a special type of mathematical optimization problem. It is the problem of optimizing (minimizing or maximizing) a quadratic function of several variables subject to linear constraints on these variables.

The hard-margin SVM problem is to minimize 0.5w'w subject to (yn(w'xn + b) >= 1.

So is this a quadratic programming problem?
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