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Old 07-08-2013, 04:19 AM
jjepsuomi jjepsuomi is offline
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Post 2 preliminary technicalities on the SVM

I watched the lecture on support vector machines and most of the lecture I did understand but the part with 2 preliminary technicalities got me totally confused, I didn't really get them. Could someone perhaps explain them to me in simple terms? I have included the part in the lecture where I get confused (lasts about 5 mins):



I have watched that part so many times, but I'm still not getting the two points.

"There has to be a built in it scale-invariance"?

"We'll be dividing by something that takes out the factor that does not affect which plane I'm talking about"?

Thank you for any help
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