We review the concept of support vector machines before proceeding to discuss examples of their use in a number of scenarios. Using the Toolkit for Multivariate Analysis (TMVA) implementation we discuss examples relevant to HEP including background suppression for H->tau+tau- at the LHC. The use of several different kernel functions and performance benchmarking is discussed.
|Primary Keyword (Mandatory)||Algorithms|
|Secondary Keyword (Optional)||Analysis tools and techniques|
|Tertiary Keyword (Optional)||Artificial intelligence/Machine learning|