Data mining tasks and methods: Classification: Bayesian classification

Nir Friedman, Ronny Kohavi

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Bayesian classification addresses the classification problem by learning the distribution of instances given different class values. We review the basic notion of Bayesian classification, describe in some detail the naive Bayesian classifier, and briefly discuss some extensions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery
EditorsWilli Klösgen, Jan M. Żytkow
Place of PublicationUSA
PublisherOxford University Press, Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781410607515, 1410607518
ISBN (Print)0195118316, 9780195118315
StatePublished - 2002


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