FAQ: Naive Bayes Classifier - Smoothing


This community-built FAQ covers the “Smoothing” exercise from the lesson “Naive Bayes Classifier”.

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I’m not able to understand why the smoothing equation provided in this excercise works…why do we add N to the denominator and 1 to the numerator?