[Python-Dev] The first trustworthy <wink> GBayes results

Charles Cazabon python@discworld.dyndns.org
Tue, 3 Sep 2002 12:39:14 -0600

Tim Peters <tim.one@comcast.net> wrote:
> Under Graham's scheme, send it on.  It doesn't have grey areas in a useful
> sense, becuase the scoring step only looks at a handful of extremes:
> extremes in, extremes out, and when it's wrong it's *spectacularly* wrong
> (e.g., the very rare (< 0.05%) false positives generally have "probabilties"
> exceeding 0.99, and a false negative often has a "probability" less then
> 0.01).

I would love to see how the results would be affected by applying the scoring
scheme to the entire content of the message, instead of just the 15 (or 16 in
your case) most extreme samples.  By the way, you never said why you increased
that number by one; did it make that much difference?

Charles Cazabon                           <python@discworld.dyndns.org>
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