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How to classify text using SVM in C#

SVM Tutorial : Classify text in C#

In this tutorial I will show you how to classify text with SVM in C#.

The main steps to classify text in C# are:

  1. Create a new project
  2. Install the SVM package with Nuget
  3. Prepare the data
  4. Read the data
  5. Generate a problem
  6. Train the model
  7. Predict

Step 1: Create the Project

Create a new Console application.

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Step 2: Install the SVM package with NuGet

In the solution explorer, right click on "References" and click on "Manage NuGet Packages..."

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Select "Online" and in the search box type "SVM".

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You should now see the libsvm.net package. Click on Install, and that's it !

There are several libsvm implementations in C#. We will use libsvm.net because it is the more up to date and it is easily downloadable via NuGet.

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