[R] Extraction of rules from Support Vector Machines

Paul Smith phhs80 at gmail.com
Sun Dec 18 21:42:09 CET 2011

2011/12/17 Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>:
>> I am using the svm() function of package e1071 for creating Support
>> Vector Machines prediction models. As far as I understand, there is no
>> function in this package to extract rules of prediction. Is there some
>> other package with such a functionality?
> Those "rules" are implicitly stored in the object that is returned by svm()
> and they can be applied using predict(). A nice output and particularly an
> interpretation of the estimates is much harder and I don't know about such
> functionality.

Thanks, Uwe, for your answer. I was looking for human readable rules.
Meanwhile, I found this reference, which I intend to have a look at:

Rule Extraction from Support Vector Machines


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