A paper referenced by Yu (2014) which introduced the FSVM to the domain.

The math model is mentioned by the Yu (2014) paper, The idea behind fuzzy SVM is to mitigate the over fitting problem in training the SVM. A weight (membership) is imposed so that the effect of outliers or noises are decreased. The fuzzy SVM is prosed as follows

The membership of each training data shall be determined. The paper mentioned several approaches, such as distance measure between the data point and the class centre.

The novel idea of this paper is to use each training data point twice for binary classification problem, once for each classification result. In contrast to the previous fuzzy SVM, the author call this the bilateral-weighted fuzzy SVM (B-FSVM). For each of the training data , where , B-FSVM use it as and so there will be training samples. In the tuple , is the input vector, is the observed result, and is the membership. The classification problem is then

Note that there are two errors and , which associate with weights and respectively. Formulate the above into Lagrangian function,

and we have

where the last four above are from the KKT conditions. From these we have

and then


Substitute this back to the objective function of the original optimization problem:

we can rewrite the problem as

where . Solved this for , the final classifier is

So far, the value of membership is not determined. The paper summarized the procedure of training such fuzzy SVM as:

  1. Use basic credit scoring method to evaluate each training data for the credit score
  2. Compute the membership from
  3. Solve the quadratic programming problem for the final classifier

which the membership can be computed according to linear scaling of all scores, or transformed the score by a logistic function, or transformed by a cumulative normal distribution function. The paper assumes we already have .

Bibliographic data

   author = "Yongqiao Wang and Shouyang Wang and K. K. Lai",
   title = "A New Fuzzy Support Vector Machine to Evaluate Credit Risk",
   journal = "IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems",
   volume = "13",
   number = "6",
   year = "2005",
   pages = "820--831",
   doi = "10.1109/TFUZZ.2005.859320",