What does ‘naive’ mean in Naive Bayes?
- The full Bayes’ Theorem is not used. The ‘naive’ in naive bayes specifies that a simplified version of Bayes’ Theorem is used.
- The Bayes’ Theorem makes estimating the probabilities easier. The ‘naïve’ in the name of classifier comes from this ease of probability calculation.
- The model assumes that the input features are statistically independent of one another. The ‘naïve’ in the name of classifier comes from this naïve assumption.
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