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From Pat Cunnane <>
Subject Re: Naive Bayes Classifier as a Recommender
Date Wed, 16 Oct 2013 06:15:15 GMT
Thanks Andrew. I'd be interested to see what you're doing with the tfidf
scores. If you could post some code that'd be awesome.

On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 6:47 PM, Andrew Butkus <> wrote:

> Ive been using the tfidf class to generate scores. I then use this
> score to determine how good the classification is, if u need more info
> say, and i can get u some code
> Sent from my Windows Phone From: Pat Cunnane
> Sent: 15/10/2013 23:00
> To:
> Subject: Naive Bayes Classifier as a Recommender
> Hi, I've got a dataset of millions of short documents (think twitter) that
> can be in one of about 30,000 categories. When a user is creating a new
> document, I want to suggest a list of 5 possible categories for that
> document to go into.
> Right now I'm using the Naive Bayes classifier in mahout and sorting the
> results by score. My problem is that sometimes the recommender is not very
> accurate and I'd like to know:
> Is there any way to find out a confidence level for a classification?
> Ideally then I could set a threshold and not display recommendations if the
> classifier is not confident.
> Also, would it be better to consider another algorithm to achieve my goals?
> I chose Naive Bayes because my dataset is pure text and very large. Any
> thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Pat

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