In previous post I wrote about SVM – data classification algorithm used in Machine Learning. Algorithm described there was a non-probabilistic method of classifying correlated data (data which depend on each other sometimes). This time I will write about one more classification algorithm which is called Naive Bayes Classifier. NBC is a probabilistic classifier of previously unseen data based around the Bayes theorem rule.
This rule is one of the most famous theorem in Statistics and is widely used in many fields from engineering and economics to medicine and law.
Naive Bayes Clasifier is rather simple algorithm among classification algorithms – other, more complex algorithms giving better accuracy, but if NBC is trained well on a large data set it can give surprisingly good results for much less effort.