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See: Named Concept/Class Cluster, Classification Task, Statistical Classification.



  • WordNet
    • categorization: the act of distributing things into classes or categories of the same type
    • a group of people or things arranged by class or category
    • the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
    • restriction imposed by the government on documents or weapons that are available only to certain authorized people
    • Classification/Classifier: The act of labeling a test case into one of a finite number of output classes.




  • (Zaiane, 1999) ⇒ Osmar Zaiane. (1999). “Glossary of Data Mining Terms." University of Alberta, Computing Science CMPUT-690: Principles of Knowledge Discovery in Databases.
    • QUOTE: Classification:The process of dividing a dataset into mutually exclusive groups such that the members of each group are as "close" as possible to one another, and different groups are as "far" as possible from one another, where distance is measured with respect to specific variable(s) you are trying to predict. For example, a typical classification problem is to divide a database of companies into groups that are as homogeneous as possible with respect to a creditworthiness variable with values "Good" and "Bad."