Theoretical Mathematics & Applications

A Consistency Result for Bayes Classifiers with Censored Response Data

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  • Abstract

    Naive Bayes classifiers have proven to be useful in many prediction problems with complete training data. Here we consider the situation where a naive Bayes classifier is trained with data where the response is right censored. Such prediction problems are for instance encountered in profiling systems used at National Employment Agencies. In this paper we propose the maximum collective conditional likelihood estimator for the prediction and show that it is strongly consistent under the usual identifiability condition.