classifier

noun
clas·​si·​fi·​er | \ˈkla-sə-ˌfī(-ə)r \

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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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 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 Even though the correlation coefficient was 0.1, running the algorithm in memory efficiently identified most of the correlated points, achieving results similar to a traditional classifier implemented in software. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Who needs a CPU? Phase change memory acts as an analog computer," 26 Oct. 2017 GANs, then, naturally create classifiers that can be used to tell the difference between real and fake. Nick Thieme, Slate Magazine, "How we can use technology to tell real photos from computer-generated ones.," 21 July 2017

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1799, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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