AAAI Publications, Twenty-Second International FLAIRS Conference

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Confidence-based Tuning of Nomogram Predictions
Tony Mancill, Scott A Wallace

Last modified: 2009-03-17


Instance classification using machine learning techniques has numerous applications, from automation to medical diagnosis. In many problem domains, such as spam filtering, classification must be performed quickly across large datasets. In this paper we begin with machine learning techniques based on the naive Bayes classification and attempt to improve classification performance by taking into account attribute confidence intervals.  Our prediction functions operate over nominal datasets and retain the asymptotic complexity of one-pass learning and prediction functions. We present preliminary results indicating a modest, albeit inconsistent improvement over the naive Bayes classifier alone.

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