Re: Question 12
It seems like the original question was never answered.
Geometrically, one can find a w1, w2, and b which define the separating plane. Clearly you get the same plane if you multiply w1, w2, and b by some constant A. In the SVM formalism A was fixed so that w.z+b=1 at the nearest positive point.
Do we need to
choose the w1, w2, and b which define the correct plane AND have the correct A, or
is it sufficient to choose one of the infinitely many w1, w2, and b which define the correct plane without necessarily having the correct normalization A?
It's also possible that the correct answer has the correct normalization and I've made some mistake.
