Can I use SVM and Random Forest for unsupervised learning?

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#1

Can I use SVM and Random Forests for Unsupervised Learning? If yes can someone help?


#2

Hi @rumsinha,

SVM and Random Forest are specifically supervised learning algorithms. They require you to have a target, for which they train on. The main objective of Unsupervised learning is to find patterns in data (eg. Clustering) and not find the optimal fit for target.


#3

Hi rumsinha,

Yes, You can use SVM as an unsupervised learning algorithm. Here is the research paper which you can read to know, how svm used in such case.

Best!
Ankit Gupta


#4

Interesting find @facebook_user_4, thanks for sharing


#5

thanks…I will read on the same