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Kernel density estimator in W-NaiveBayes

Contributor II

Kernel density estimator in W-NaiveBayes

Hi,

does anybody know why W-NaiveBayes does not include the kernel density estimator like his similar in Weka? This option is only part of W-NaiveBayesUpdateable. The same issue concerns Rapidminer in-built NaiveBayes.

Thank you!

Matteo
5 REPLIES
Elite

Re: Kernel density estimator in W-NaiveBayes

Hi Matteo,
it might not be the newest version of weka delivered with rapid miner. You could exchange the weka.jar in the lib directory manually.
Our own implementation of NaiveBayes does not support Kernel Density estimation at this point of time. Perhabs we will readd the feature in future, but there were some unresolved problems with the performance/accuracy trade-off for huge data sets in the old implementation.

Greetings,
  Sebastian
Contributor II

Re: Kernel density estimator in W-NaiveBayes

land wrote:

You could exchange the weka.jar in the lib directory manually.


Do you mean copy and paste the weka.jar I can find in the zip file I download from weka website?
Because I have already pasted weka.jar (version 3.5.8 - its NaiveBayes already has kernel estimator) in the lib directory. But RapidMiner keep not showing me the new option.
Elite

Re: Kernel density estimator in W-NaiveBayes

hmm,
seems to be strange. I will check that and come back to you.

Greetings,
  Sebastian
Contributor II

Re: Kernel density estimator in W-NaiveBayes

Leaving for a while the issue about kernel density estimator, I tried W-NaiveBayesUpdateble but I can't understand how it works compared to ordinary NaiveBayes.
First of all, is the term Updateable a definition for an on-line algorithm? And about this, does it mean that NBUpd uses one istance at time, evaluates it, and adds its results to those of all past instances?
Second, the fact of attribute precision: how does it work? The help only says that "This classifier will use a default precision is 0.1 for numeric attributes when buildClassifier is called with zero training istances", but there is no explanation about its use.

Thanks for your help!

Matteo
Elite

Re: Kernel density estimator in W-NaiveBayes

Hi Matteo,
I don't know this learners algorithm since it's one of the weka learners. (As indicated by the "W-") But I assume, that it recalculates mean and variance of all attributes incrementally if another example is added.

Greetings,
  Sebastian