[spambayes-dev] train to exhaustion?

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Fri Feb 13 10:15:01 EST 2004


    Kenny> What I was wondering was whether or not going through a round
    Kenny> where this average distance was greater than or equal to the
    Kenny> previous round would be a good indicator that more iterations
    Kenny> would not improve the overall accuracy any further.  The intent
    Kenny> is to have some kind of guard condition to prevent the concern
    Kenny> that Alex mentioned of getting caught in an infinite iteration
    Kenny> loop.

I think you could probably approximate that closely enough by requiring that
the number of misses drops from round to round.  (A "miss" in this case is a
message that doesn't score within its proper zone.)

Skip




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