The important job that SVM's perform is to find a decision boundary to classify our data. This decision boundary is also called the hyperplane. Lets start with an example to explain it. Visually, if you look at figure 1, you will see that it makes sense for purple line to be a better hyperplane than the black line. The black line will also do the job, but skates a little to close to one of the red points to make it a good decision line.
Jul-23-2021, 21:35:35 GMT