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## Section: New Results

### Efficient Primal-Dual Algorithms for Large-Scale Multiclass Classification.

We develop efficient algorithms to train ${\ell }_{1}$-regularized linear classifiers with large dimensionality $d$ of the feature space, number of classes $k$, and sample size $n$. Our focus is on a special class of losses that includes, in particular, the multiclass hinge and logistic losses. Our approach combines several ideas: (i) passing to the equivalent saddle-point problem with a quasi-bilinear objective; (ii) applying stochastic mirror descent with a proper choice of geometry which guarantees a favorable accuracy bound; (iii) devising non-uniform sampling schemes to approximate the matrix products. In particular, for the multiclass hinge loss we propose a sublinear algorithm with iterations performed in $O\left(d+n+k\right)$ arithmetic operations.