Provides practical learning algorithms:
Provides useful conceptual framework
Generally want the most probable hypothesis given the training data
Maximum a posteriori hypothesis hMAP:
If assume P(hi)=P(hj) then can further simplify, and choose the Maximum likelihood (ML) hypothesis
Does patient have cancer or not?
A patient takes a lab test and the result comes back positive. The test returns a correct positive result in only of the cases in which the disease is actually present, and a correct negative result in only of the cases in which the disease is not present. Furthermore, .008 of the entire population have this cancer.
P( cancer) =
P(+ cancer) =
P(- cancer) =
P(+ cancer) =
P(- cancer) =
So far we've sought the most probable hypothesis given the data D(i.e., hMAP)
Given new instance x, what is its most probable classification?
Bayes optimal classification:
Along with decision trees, neural networks, nearest nbr, one of the most practical learning methods.
When to use
Assume target function , where each instance x described by attributes .
Most probable value of f(x) is:
Naive Bayes assumption:
Consider PlayTennis again, and new instance
Want to compute:
Typical solution is Bayesian estimate for
Naive Bayes is among most effective algorithms
What attributes shall we use to represent text documents??
where P(ai=wk| vj) is probability that word in position i is wk, given vj
one more assumption:
LEARN/SMALL>_NAIVE/SMALL>_BAYES/SMALL>_TEXT( Examples, V)
Given 1000 training documents from each group
Learn to classify new documents according to which newsgroup it came from
Naive Bayes: 89% classification accuracy
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(also called Bayes Nets)
Definition: X is conditionally independent of Y given Z if the probability distribution governing X is independent of the value of Ygiven the value of Z; that is, if
more compactly, we write
P(X | Y,Z) = P(X | Z)
Example: Thunder is conditionally independent of Rain, given Lightning
Naive Bayes uses cond. indep. to justify
Network represents a set of conditional independence assertions:
A belief network represents the dependence between variables.
* conditional probability tables