Preface; 1. The learning methodology; 2. Linear learning machines; 3. Kernel-induced feature spaces; 4. Generalisation theory; 5. Optimisation theory; 6. Support vector machines; 7. Implementation techniques; 8. Applications of support vector machines; Appendix A: pseudocode for the SMO algorithm; Appendix B: background mathematics; Appendix C: glossary; Appendix D: notation; Bibliography; Index.