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Nature Biotechnology 24, 1565 - 1567 (2006)
doi:10.1038/nbt1206-1565

What is a support vector machine?

William S Noble1


Support vector machines (SVMs) are becoming popular in a wide variety of biological applications. But, what exactly are SVMs and how do they work? And what are their most promising applications in the life sciences?

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  1. William S. Noble is in the Departments of Genome Sciences and of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 1705 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA. e-mail: noble@gs.washington.edu


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