TF-IDF Transformer#

Term Frequency - Inverse Document Frequency is a measurement of how important a word is to a document. The TF-IDF value increases proportionally (linearly) with the number of times a word appears in a document (TF) and is offset by the frequency of the word in the corpus (IDF).

Note: TF-IDF Transformer assumes that its inputs are token frequency vectors such as those created by Word Count Vectorizer.

Interfaces: Transformer, Stateful, Elastic

Data Type Compatibility: Continuous only


# Param Default Type Description
1 smoothing 1.0 float The amount of additive (Laplace) smoothing to add to the inverse document frequencies (IDFs).


use Rubix\ML\Transformers\TfIdfTransformer;

$transformer = new TfIdfTransformer(1.0);

Additional Methods#

Return the document frequencies calculated during fitting:

public dfs() : ?array


  • S. Robertson. (2003). Understanding Inverse Document Frequency: On theoretical arguments for IDF.