# Binomial Parametric Classification Algorithm

A Binomial Parametric Classification Algorithm is a parametric regression algorithm that is a supervised binary classification algorithm.

**AKA:**Binomial Regression Algorithm.**Context:**- It can be applied by a Binary Regression System (that solves a binomial regression task).
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**Counter-Example(s):****See:**Dependent Variable, Bernoulli Trial, Binary Choice Model, Discrete Choice, Utility Theory, Generalized Linear Model, Linear Regression, Latent Variable, Error Variable.

## References

### 2014

- (Wikipedia, 2014) ⇒ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/binomial_regression Retrieved:2014-11-10.
- In statistics,
**binomial regression**is a technique in which the response (often referred to as*Y*) is the result of a series of Bernoulli trials, or a series of one of two possible disjoint outcomes (traditionally denoted "success" or 1, and "failure" or 0). In binomial regression, the probability of a success is related to explanatory variables: the corresponding concept in ordinary regression is to relate the mean value of the unobserved response to explanatory variables.Binomial regression models are essentially the same as binary choice models, one type of discrete choice model. The primary difference is in the theoretical motivation: Discrete choice models are motivated using utility theory so as to handle various types of correlated and uncorrelated choices, while binomial regression models are generally described in terms of the generalized linear model, an attempt to generalize various types of linear regression models. As a result, discrete choice models are usually described primarily with a latent variable indicating the "utility" of making a choice, and with randomness introduced through an error variable distributed according to a specific probability distribution. Note that the latent variable itself is not observed, only the actual choice, which is assumed to have been made if the net utility was greater than 0. Binary regression models, however, dispense with both the latent and error variable and assume that the choice itself is a random variable, with a link function that transforms the expected value of the choice variable into a value that is then predicted by the linear predictor. It can be shown that the two are equivalent, at least in the case of binary choice models: the link function corresponds to the quantile function of the distribution of the error variable, and the inverse link function to the cumulative distribution function (CDF) of the error variable. The latent variable has an equivalent if one imagines generating a uniformly distributed number between 0 and 1, subtracting from it the mean (in the form of the linear predictor transformed by the inverse link function), and inverting the sign. One then has a number whose probability of being greater than 0 is the same as the probability of success in the choice variable, and can be thought of as a latent variable indicating whether a 0 or 1 was chosen.

In machine learning, binomial regression is considered a special case of probabilistic classification, and thus a generalization of binary classification.

- In statistics,