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semi- +‎ naive

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semi-naive (comparative more semi-naive, superlative most semi-naive)

  1. Partially naive.
    • 1980, Inside Sports, page 106:
      Shy, naive boy meeting semi-shy, semi-naive girl.
    • 1985, Tejvir Singh, Jagdish Kaur, editors, Integrated Mountain Development, Himalayan Books, →ISBN, page 403:
      They are semi-civilized and semi-naive people.
    • 2018, Peter Spearritt, Where History Happened: The Hidden Past of Australia’s Towns and Places, NLA Publishing, →ISBN, page 45:
      Broken Hill also produced the actor Chips Rafferty, famous for his portrayal of the laconic Australian male, and the artist Pro Hart, whose semi-naive paintings of inland Australian life, especially in mining towns, captured the imagination of many who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s.
  2. (computing) Predominantly naive but including modifications that improve efficiency.
    • 2013, Concha Bielza, Antonio Salmeron, Amparo Alonso-Betanzos, Advances in Artificial Intelligence, →ISBN:
      We would like to know if correlating some of the disjoint (and conditionally independent) feature subsets of a semi-naive Bayes can improve its predictive accuracy.