Re: Naive Bayes shortened?

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**webguy** Hi,

Wikipedia states Bayes theorem as:

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In my A-level Statistics book, it states the following:

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Using a single feature (F) in Bayes theorem, would it be logical to state the following?

The book states that

Hence, in Bayes theorem one may say:

The P(C)s cancel out, hence one is left with:

Is this correct, or have I made a crucial mistake?

Thanks in advance :)

We usually start with the half Bayes' theorem:

Which immediately gives the full Bayes' theorem:

So what you have is OK, its just a rearrangement of the half Bayes' theorem.

CB