## Abstract

When calculating the class-conditional probability of continuous attributes with naive Bayesian classifier (NBC) algorithm, the existing methods usually make use of the superposition of many normal distribution probability density functions to fit the true probability density function. Accordingly, the value of the class-conditional probability is equal to the sum of values of normal distribution probability density functions. In this paper, we propose a NPNBC model, i.e. the naive Bayesian classifier based on the neighborhood probability. In NPNBC, when calculating the class-conditional probability for a continuous attribute value in the given unknown example, a small neighborhood is created for the continuous attribute value in every normal distribution probability density function. So, the neighborhood probabilities for each normal distribution probability density function can be obtained. The sum of these neighborhood probabilities is the class-conditional probability for the continuous attribute value in NPNBC. Our experimental results demonstrate that NPNBC can obtain the remarkable performance in classification accuracy when compared with the normal method and the kernel method. In addition, we also investigate the relationship between the classification accuracy of NPNBC and the value of neighborhood.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Advances in Computational Intelligence : 14th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2012, Proceedings |

Editors | Salvatore GRECO, Bernadette BOUCHON-MEUNIER, Giulianella COLETTI, Mario FEDRIZZI, Benedetto MATARAZZO, Ronald R. YAGER |

Publisher | Springer Berlin |

Pages | 112-121 |

Number of pages | 10 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 9783642317187 |

ISBN (Print) | 9783642317170 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2012 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | 14th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2012 - Catania, Italy Duration: 9 Jul 2012 → 13 Jul 2012 |

### Publication series

Name | Communications in Computer and Information Science |
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Volume | 299 |

ISSN (Print) | 1865-0929 |

ISSN (Electronic) | 1865-0937 |

### Conference

Conference | 14th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2012 |
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Country/Territory | Italy |

City | Catania |

Period | 9/07/12 → 13/07/12 |

### Bibliographical note

This work is in part supported by GRF grant 5237/08E, CRG grant G-U756 of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The National Natural Science Foundation of China 61170040.## Keywords

- kernel method
- naive Bayesian classifier
- neighborhood probability
- normal method
- NPNBC