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Naive Bayes vs. Decision Trees vs. Neural Networks in the Classification of Training Web Pages

XHEMALI, Daniela and J. HINDE, Christopher and G. STONE, Roger (2009) Naive Bayes vs. Decision Trees vs. Neural Networks in the Classification of Training Web Pages. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

Web classification has been attempted through many different technologies. In this study we concentrate on the comparison of Neural Networks (NN), Naïve Bayes (NB) and Decision Tree (DT) classifiers for the automatic analysis and classification of attribute data from training course web pages. We introduce an enhanced NB classifier and run the same data sample through the DT and NN classifiers to determine the success rate of our classifier in the training courses domain. This research shows that our enhanced NB classifier not only outperforms the traditional NB classifier, but also performs similarly as good, if not better, than some more popular, rival techniques. This paper also shows that, overall, our NB classifier is the best choice for the training courses domain, achieving an impressive F-Measure value of over 97%, despite it being trained with fewer samples than any of the classification systems we have encountered.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Web classification, Naive Bayesian Classifier, Decision Tree Classifier, Neural Network Classifier, Supervised learning
Subjects:Computer Science > Neural Nets
ID Code:6708
Deposited By:International Journal of Computer Science Issues, IJCSI
Deposited On:14 Nov 2009 11:32
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:57

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