`textmodel_nb.Rd`

Fit a multinomial or Bernoulli Naive Bayes model, given a dfm and some training labels.

textmodel_nb(x, y, smooth = 1, prior = c("uniform", "docfreq", "termfreq"), distribution = c("multinomial", "Bernoulli"))

x | the dfm on which the model will be fit. Does not need to contain only the training documents. |
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y | vector of training labels associated with each document identified
in |

smooth | smoothing parameter for feature counts by class |

prior | prior distribution on texts; one of |

distribution | count model for text features, can be |

`textmodel_nb()`

returns a list consisting of the following (where
\(I\) is the total number of documents, \(J\) is the total number of
features, and \(k\) is the total number of training classes):

original function call

\(k \times J\); probability of the word given the class (empirical likelihood)

\(k\)-length named numeric vector of class prior probabilities

\(k \times J\); posterior class probability given the word

\(J \times 1\); baseline probability of the word

the \(I \times J\) training dfm `x`

the \(I\)-length `y`

training class vector

the distribution argument

the prior argument

the value of the smoothing parameter

Prior distributions refer to the prior probabilities assigned to the training classes, and the choice of prior distribution affects the calculation of the fitted probabilities. The default is uniform priors, which sets the unconditional probability of observing the one class to be the same as observing any other class.

"Document frequency" means that the class priors will be taken from the relative proportions of the class documents used in the training set. This approach is so common that it is assumed in many examples, such as the worked example from Manning, Raghavan, and Schütze (2008) below. It is not the default in quanteda, however, since there may be nothing informative in the relative numbers of documents used to train a classifier other than the relative availability of the documents. When training classes are balanced in their number of documents (usually advisable), however, then the empirically computed "docfreq" would be equivalent to "uniform" priors.

Setting `prior`

to "termfreq" makes the priors equal to the proportions
of total feature counts found in the grouped documents in each training
class, so that the classes with the largest number of features are assigned
the largest priors. If the total count of features in each training class was
the same, then "uniform" and "termfreq" would be the same.

Manning, C. D., Raghavan, P., & Schütze, H. (2008). Introduction to Information Retrieval. Cambridge University Press. https://nlp.stanford.edu/IR-book/pdf/irbookonlinereading.pdf

Jurafsky, Daniel and James H. Martin. (2016) *Speech and Language
Processing.* Draft of November 7, 2016.
https://web.stanford.edu/~jurafsky/slp3/6.pdf

## Example from 13.1 of _An Introduction to Information Retrieval_ txt <- c(d1 = "Chinese Beijing Chinese", d2 = "Chinese Chinese Shanghai", d3 = "Chinese Macao", d4 = "Tokyo Japan Chinese", d5 = "Chinese Chinese Chinese Tokyo Japan") trainingset <- dfm(txt, tolower = FALSE) trainingclass <- factor(c("Y", "Y", "Y", "N", NA), ordered = TRUE) ## replicate IIR p261 prediction for test set (document 5) (nb <- textmodel_nb(trainingset, trainingclass, prior = "docfreq"))#> Error in get(".SigLength", envir = env): object '.SigLength' not foundsummary(nb)#> Error in summary(nb): object 'nb' not foundcoef(nb)#> Error in coef(nb): object 'nb' not foundpredict(nb)#> Error in predict(nb): object 'nb' not found# contrast with other priors predict(textmodel_nb(trainingset, trainingclass, prior = "uniform"))#> Error in get(".SigLength", envir = env): object '.SigLength' not foundpredict(textmodel_nb(trainingset, trainingclass, prior = "termfreq"))#> Error in get(".SigLength", envir = env): object '.SigLength' not found## replicate IIR p264 Bernoulli Naive Bayes nb_bern <- textmodel_nb(trainingset, trainingclass, distribution = "Bernoulli", prior = "docfreq") predict(nb_bern, newdata = trainingset[5, ])#> d5 #> N #> Levels: N Y