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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Recent Examples on the Web So Adaptive and Microsoft are continuing to improve the classifier. Katie Palmer, STAT, 9 Mar. 2021 Conway next trained an artificial intelligence classifier to read the MEG results and look for similar patterns of neural activity among the 18 subjects. Sara Harrison, Wired, 24 Nov. 2020 On the software end, each sensor includes a copy of UltraSense's input detection classifier algorithm, which can detect changes in acoustic properties that occur when your finger touches it. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, 26 Dec. 2019 But since the Rohingya genocide, Facebook has built a hate-speech classifier in Burmese by pouring resources toward the project. Billy Perrigo, Time, 26 Nov. 2019 Bedroom pop, a classifier often affixed to the work of young female upstarts, features a lo-fi scrappiness, suggesting origins outside professional recording studios. New York Times, 1 Nov. 2019 The chip uses a simple form of machine learning called a naive Bayesian classifier. The Economist, 12 Sep. 2019 Blakeley Payne Another activity that explains algorithmic bias is the training of a cat-dog classifier. Jenny Anderson, Quartz, 4 Sep. 2019 Students learn technical concepts—how to train a simple classifier—to the ethical implications those concepts entail, such as algorithmic bias. Jenny Anderson, Quartz, 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of classifier

1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Classifier.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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