NaiveBayes (3.6)

Class for a Naive Bayes classifier using estimator classes. Numeric estimator precision values are chosen based on analysis of the training data. For this reason, the classifier is not an UpdateableClassifier (which in typical usage are initialized with zero training instances) -- if you need the UpdateableClassifier functionality, use the NaiveBayesUpdateable classifier. The NaiveBayesUpdateable classifier will use a default precision of 0.1 for numeric attributes when buildClassifier is called with zero training instances. For more information on Naive Bayes classifiers, see George H. John, Pat Langley: Estimating Continuous Distributions in Bayesian Classifiers. In: Eleventh Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence, San Mateo, 338-345, 1995.

(based on WEKA 3.6)

For further options, click the 'More' - button in the dialog.

All weka dialogs have a panel where you can specify classifier-specific parameters.


Class column
Choose the column that contains the target variable.
Preliminary Attribute Check

The Preliminary Attribute Check tests the underlying classifier against the DataTable specification at the inport of the node. Columns that are compatible with the classifier are marked with a green 'ok'. Columns which are potentially not compatible are assigned a red error message.

Important: If a column is marked as 'incompatible', it does not necessarily mean that the classifier cannot be executed! Sometimes, the error message 'Cannot handle String class' simply means that no nominal values are available (yet). This may change during execution of the predecessor nodes.

Capabilities: [Nominal attributes, Binary attributes, Unary attributes, Empty nominal attributes, Numeric attributes, Missing values, Nominal class, Binary class, Missing class values] Dependencies: [] min # Instance: 0

Classifier Options

K: Use kernel density estimator rather than normal distribution for numeric attributes

D: Use supervised discretization to process numeric attributes

O: Display model in old format (good when there are many classes)

Input Ports

Training data

Output Ports

Trained classifier

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Weka Node View
Each Weka node provides a summary view that provides information about the classification. If the test data contains a class column, an evaluation is generated.


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