The mysterious optimality of Naive Bayes: Estimation of the probability in the system of "classifiers"

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Abstract

Bayes Classifiers are widely used currently for recognition, identification and knowledge discovery. The fields of application are, for example, image processing, medicine, chemistry (QSAR). However, by mysterious way the Naive Bayes Classifier usually gives a very nice and good presentation of recognition. More complex models of Bayes Classifier cannot improve it considerably. We demonstrate here a very nice and simple proof of the Naive Bayes Classifier optimality that can explain this interesting fact. The derivation in the current paper is based on a paper of the author written in 2002.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalPattern Recognition and Image Analysis
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bayes Classifier
  • Naive Bayes
  • QSAR
  • optimality
  • recognition

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