I tried to play with libsvm and 3D descriptors in order to perform object recognition. So far I have 7 categories of objects and for each category I have its number of objects (and its pourcentage) :
Category 1. 492 (14%)
Category 2. 574 (16%)
Category 3. 738 (21%)
Category4. 164 (5%)
Category5. 369 (10%)
Category6. 123 (3%)
Category7. 1025 (30%)
So I have in total 3585 objects.
I have followed the practical guide of libsvm. Here for reminder :
A. Scaling the training and the testing B. Cross validation C. Training D. Testing
I separated my data into training and testing. By doing a 5 cross validation process, I was able to determine the good C and Gamma.
However I obtained poor results (CV is about 30-40 and my accuracy is about 50%).
Then, I was thinking about my data and saw that I have some unbalanced data (categories 4 and 6 for example). I discovered that on libSVM there is an option about weight. That's why I would like now to set up the good weights.
So far I'm doing this :
svm-train -c cValue -g gValue -w1 1 -w2 1 -w3 1 -w4 2 -w5 1 -w6 2 -w7 1
However the results is the same. I'm sure that It's not the good way to do it and that's why I ask you some helps. I saw some topics on the subject but they were related to binary classification and not multiclass classification. I know that libSVM is doing "one against one" (so a binary classifier) but I don't know to handle that when I have multiple class.
Could you please help me ?
Thank you in advance for your help.