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    • Equivalence of Minimal L0 and Lp Norm Solutions of Linear Equalities, Inequalities and Linear Programs for Sufficiently Small p 

      Mangasarian, Olvi; Fung, Glenn (2011)
      For a bounded system of linear equalities and inequalities we show that the NP-hard ?0 norm minimization problem min ||x||0 subject to Ax = a, Bx ? b and ||x||? ? 1, is completely equivalent to the concave minimization ...
    • Exactness Conditions for a Convex Differentiable Exterior Penalty for Linear Programming 

      Wild, Edward; Mangasarian, Olvi (2007)
      Sufficient conditions are given for a classical dual exterior penalty function of a linear program to be independent of its penalty parameter. This ensures that an exact solution to the primal linear program can be obtained ...
    • FATCOP 2.0: Advanced Features in an Opportunistic Mixed Integer Programming Solver 

      Linderoth, Jeff; Ferris, Michael; Chen, Qun (2000)
      We describe FATCOP 2.0, a new parallel mixed integer program solver that works in an opportunistic computing environment provided by the Condor resource management system. We outline changes to the search strategy of ...
    • Feature Selection in k-Median Clustering 

      Wild, Edward; Mangasarian, Olvi (2004)
      An e ective method for selecting features in clustering unlabeled data is proposed based on changing the objective function of the standard k-median clustering algorithm. The change consists of perturbing the objective ...
    • A Finite Newton Method for Classi cation Problems 

      Mangasarian, Olvi (2001)
      A fundamental classi cation problem of data mining and machine learning is that of minimizing a strongly convex, piecewise quadratic function on the n-dimensional real space Rn. We show nite termination of a Newton ...
    • Finite Newton Method for Lagrangian Support Vector Machine Classi cation 

      Mangasarian, Olvi; Fung, Glenn (2002)
      An implicit Lagrangian [19] formulation of a support vector machine classi er that led to a highly e ective iterative scheme [18] is solved here by a nite Newton method. The proposed method, which is extremely fast and ...
    • Incremental Support Vector Machine Classi cation 

      Mangasarian, Olvi; Fung, Glenn (2001)
      Using a recently introduced proximal support vector ma- chine classi er [4], a very fast and simple incremental support vector machine (SVM) classi er is proposed which is capable of modifying an existing linear classi ...
    • Interior Point Methods for Massive Support Vector Machines 

      Munson, Todd; Ferris, Michael (2000-05-25)
      We investigate the use of interior point methods for solving quadratic programming problems with a small number of linear constraints where the quadratic term consists of a low-rank update to a positive semi-de nite matrix. ...
    • Knowledge-Based Linear Programming 

      Mangasarian, Olvi (2003)
      We introduce a class of linear programs with constraints in the form of implications. Such linear programs arise in support vector machine classi cation, where in addition to explicit datasets to be classi ed, prior knowledge ...
    • Knowledge-Based Nonlinear Kernel Classi ers 

      Shavlik, Jude; Mangasarian, Olvi; Fung, Glenn (2003)
      Prior knowledge in the form of multiple polyhedral sets, each belonging to one of two categories, is introduced into a reformulation of a nonlinear kernel support vector machine (SVM) classi er. The resulting formulation ...
    • Knowledge-Based Support Vector Machine Classi ers 

      Shavlik, Jude; Mangasarian, Olvi; Fung, Glenn (2001)
      Prior knowledge in the form of multiple polyhedral sets, each belonging to one of two categories, is introduced into a reformulation of a linear support vector machine classi er. The resulting formulation leads to a ...
    • Lagrangian Support Vector Machines 

      Musicant, David; Mangasarian, Olvi (2000)
      An implicit Lagrangian for the dual of a simple reformulation of the standard quadratic program of a linear support vector machine is proposed. This leads to the minimization of an unconstrained di erentiable convex ...
    • Large Scale Kernel Regression via Linear Programming 

      Musicant, David; Mangasarian, Olvi (1999)
      The problem of tolerant data tting by a nonlinear surface, in- duced by a kernel-based support vector machine [24], is formulated as a linear program with fewer number of variables than that of other linear programming ...
    • Massive Data Classification via Unconstrained Support Vector Machines 

      Thompson, Michael; Mangasarian, Olvi (2006)
      A highly accurate algorithm, based on support vector machines formulated as linear programs [13, 1], is proposed here as a completely unconstrained minimization problem [15]. Combined with a chunking procedure [2] this ...
    • Multiple Instance Classification via Successive Linear Programming 

      Wild, Edward; Mangasarian, Olvi (2005)
      The multiple instance classification problem [6,2,12] is formulated using a linear or nonlinear kernel as the minimization of a linear function in a finite dimensional (noninteger) real space subject to linear and bilinear ...
    • A Newton Method for Linear Programming 

      Mangasarian, Olvi (2002)
      A fast Newton method is proposed for solving linear programs with a very large ( 106) number of constraints and a moderate ( 102) number of variables. Such linear programs occur in data mining and machine learning. ...
    • Nonlinear Knowledge in Kernel Approximation 

      Wild, Edward; Mangasarian, Olvi (2006)
      Prior knowledge over arbitrary general sets is incorporated into nonlinear kernel approximation problems in the form of linear constraints in a linear program. The key tool in this incorporation is a theorem of the ...
    • Nonlinear Knowledge-Based Classification 

      Wild, Edward; Mangasarian, Olvi (2006)
      Prior knowledge over general nonlinear sets is incorporated into nonlinear kernel classification problems as linear constraints in a linear program. The key tool in this incorporation is a theorem of the alternative for ...
    • An optimization approach for radiosurgery treatment planning 

      Shepard, David; Lim, Jinho; Ferris, Michael (2001-11-06)
      We outline a new approach for radiosurgery treatment planning, based on solving a series of optimization problems. We consider a speci c treat- ment planning problem for a specialized device known as the Gamma Knife, ...
    • Optimization of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery 

      Shepard, David; Ferris, Michael (2000)
      The Gamma Knife is a highly specialized treatment unit that pro- vides an advanced stereotactic approach to the treatment of tumors, vascular malformations, and pain disorders within the head. Inside a shielded ...