bayes

Naive Bayes Classifier for node.js

#bayes: A Naive-Bayes classifier for node.js

bayes takes a document (piece of text), and tells you what category that document belongs to.

##What can I use this for?

You can use this for categorizing any text content into any arbitrary set of categories. For example:

  • is an email spam, or not spam ?
  • is a news article about technology, politics, or sports ?
  • is a piece of text expressing positive emotions, or negative emotions?

##Installing

npm install bayes

##Usage

var bayes = require('bayes')
 
var classifier = bayes()
 
// teach it positive phrases 
 
classifier.learn('amazing, awesome movie!! Yeah!! Oh boy.', 'positive')
classifier.learn('Sweet, this is incredibly, amazing, perfect, great!!', 'positive')
 
// teach it a negative phrase 
 
classifier.learn('terrible, shitty thing. Damn. Sucks!!', 'negative')
 
// now ask it to categorize a document it has never seen before 
 
classifier.categorize('awesome, cool, amazing!! Yay.')
// => 'positive' 
 
// serialize the classifier's state as a JSON string. 
var stateJson = classifier.toJson()
 
// load the classifier back from its JSON representation. 
var revivedClassifier = bayes.fromJson(stateJson)
 

##API

###var classifier = bayes([options])

Returns an instance of a Naive-Bayes Classifier.

Pass in an optional options object to configure the instance. If you specify a tokenizer function in options, it will be used as the instance's tokenizer. The default tokenizer removes punctuation and splits on spaces.

Eg.

var classifier = bayes({
    tokenizerfunction (text) { return text.split(' ')
})

###classifier.learn(text, category)

Teach your classifier what category the text belongs to. The more you teach your classifier, the more reliable it becomes. It will use what it has learned to identify new documents that it hasn't seen before.

###classifier.categorize(text)

Returns the category it thinks text belongs to. Its judgement is based on what you have taught it with .learn().

###classifier.toJson()

Returns the JSON representation of a classifier.

###var classifier = bayes.fromJson(jsonStr)

Returns a classifier instance from the JSON representation. Use this with the JSON representation obtained from classifier.toJson()

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