In this work, two novel formulations for embedded feature selection are presented. A second-order cone programming approach for Support Vector Machines is extended by adding a second regularizer to encourage feature elimination. The one- and the zero-norm penalties are used in combination with the Tikhonov regularization under a robust setting designed to correctly classify instances, up to a predefined error rate, even for the worst data distribution. The use of the zero norm leads to a nonconvex formulation, which is solved by using Difference of Convex (DC) functions, extending DC programming to second-order cones. Experiments on high-dimensional microarray datasets were performed, and the best performance was obtained with our approaches compared with well-known feature selection methods for Support Vector Machines.
- Dc algorithm
- Second-order cone programming
- Support vector machines
- Zero norm