What is a support vector machine?

Nat Biotechnol. 2006 Dec;24(12):1565-7. doi: 10.1038/nbt1206-1565.


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?

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Computational Biology / methods
  • Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis / methods*
  • Pattern Recognition, Automated / methods*