# Bayes classifier

A machine learning thing. Related to Naive Bayes classifier.

It's one way to approach a classification problem.

BTW, terminology is varied. The term classifier can be meant as:

- a mathematical function that maps input data to a category
- an algorithm that implements classification, esp. in a concrete implementation

In stats, classification is often done via logistic regression, speaking of explanatory/independent vars, and the possible categories are termed outcomes. In ML, observations are often known as **instances**, the explanatory vars as **features**, and the possible categories are termed **classes**.

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(3 years ago)