Wallenius Naive Bayes
12 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2013
Date Written: December 2013
Traditional event models underlying naive Bayes classifiers assume probability distributions that are not appropriate for binary data generated by human behaviour. In this work, we develop a new event model, based on a somewhat forgotten distribution created by Kenneth Ted Wallenius in 1963. We show that it achieves superior performance using less data on a collection of Facebook datasets, where the task is to predict personality traits, based on likes.
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