Combining Naive Bayes and Decision Tables

Mark Hall, Eibe Frank

We investigate a simple semi-naive Bayesian ranking method that combines naive Bayes with induction of decision tables. Naive Bayes and decision tables can both be trained efficiently, and the same holds true for the combined semi-naive model. We show that the resulting ranker, compared to either component technique, frequently significantly increases AUC. For some datasets it significantly improves on both techniques. This is also the case when attribute selection is performed in naive Bayes and its semi-naive variant.

Subjects: 12. Machine Learning and Discovery; 10. Knowledge Acquisition

Submitted: Feb 4, 2008

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