classifier

noun
clas·​si·​fi·​er | \ ˈkla-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r How to pronounce classifier (audio) \

Definition of classifier

1 : one that classifies specifically : a machine for sorting out the constituents of a substance (such as ore)
2 : a word or morpheme used with numerals or with nouns designating countable or measurable objects

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Of course, these initial examples can’t cover everything a classifier encounters in the wild. Katy Steinmetz, Time, "Inside Instagram's War on Bullying," 8 July 2019 This way, the system ended up with different certainty levels on different classifiers. Jacek Krywko, Ars Technica, "To make Curiosity (et al) more curious, NASA and ESA smarten up AI in space," 16 July 2018 On a landscape-mode display, accuracy of the classifiers was much lower, with a first-guess success rate of only 40.8 percent. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Researchers find way to spy on remote screens—through the webcam mic," 28 Aug. 2018 In one case, Ouster fed intensity and depth data from a drive around San Francisco into a pixel-level classifier. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "This lidar/camera hybrid could be a powerful addition to driverless cars," 4 Sep. 2018 Finally, the image classifier itself was tuned to improve its performance. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft’s facial recognition service now less bad for nonwhites," 27 June 2018 Given a single facial image, a classifier could correctly distinguish between gay and heterosexual men in 81% of cases, and in 74% of cases for women. Eugene Volokh, Washington Post, "Giving new meaning to the term ‘gaydar’ — or perhaps to ‘Turing test’?," 9 Sep. 2017 Given a single facial image, a classifier could correctly distinguish between gay and heterosexual men in 81% of cases, and in 74% of cases for women. Eugene Volokh, Washington Post, "Giving new meaning to the term ‘gaydar’ — or perhaps to ‘Turing test’?," 9 Sep. 2017 Given a single facial image, a classifier could correctly distinguish between gay and heterosexual men in 81% of cases, and in 74% of cases for women. Eugene Volokh, Washington Post, "Giving new meaning to the term ‘gaydar’ — or perhaps to ‘Turing test’?," 9 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of classifier

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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