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objective function in Bayesian Optimization Algorithm like fitrsvm and fitrgp

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Dimitri
Dimitri on 13 May 2019
Commented: antlhem on 29 May 2021 at 13:45
Hello,
What is the mathematical objective function in the bayesian optimization algorithm? The explanation says that the algorithm like fitrsvm tries to minimize the log(1 + cross-validation loss) but what is the real mathematical formula?
Is it possible to change the objective function to just the MSE?
Thank you!
Dimitri

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Don Mathis
Don Mathis on 13 May 2019
This page says that the loss defaults to MSE. So that's the loss that's used in the log(1+cvloss) formula. Cross validated loss is the loss summed over all the held-out validation sets. The default when using optimization is 5-fold cross-validation.
There's not an option to change the hyperparameter optimization objective function from log(1+cvloss). You would need to edit the source code to do that. The source file is matlab\toolbox\stats\classreg\+classreg\+learning\+paramoptim\createObjFcn.m. Look for the call to the log1p function.
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antlhem
antlhem on 29 May 2021 at 13:45
Hi, Could take a look into my question? https://uk.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/answers/842800-why-matlab-svr-is-not-working-for-exponential-data-and-works-well-with-data-that-fluctuates?s_tid=prof_contriblnk

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