Date Added: Jan 2010
Outsourcing the training of Support Vector Machines (SVM) to external service providers benefits the data owner who is not familiar with the techniques of the SVM or has limited computing resources. In outsourcing, the data privacy is a critical issue for some legal or commercial reasons since there may be sensitive information contained in the data. Existing privacy-preserving SVM works are either not applicable to outsourcing or weak in security. This paper proposes a scheme for privacy-preserving outsourcing the training of the SVM without disclosing the actual content of the data to the service provider.