[spambayes-dev] Incremental training results

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Fri Jan 9 09:38:36 EST 2004

    >> Well, I don't...  I guess I wasn't paying attention that day.  :-( I
    >> don't understand what's different between each of the graphs or what
    >> they purport to measure.  Can you provide a little background?

    Tony> Hopefully Alex's post did some of this.  My new and improved
    Tony> results are at the same place the old ones were:

    Tony> <http://www.massey.ac.nz/~tameyer/research/spambayes/incremental.html>

    Tony> There's some more explanation there, too...

Thanks for the extra info.  Where do I find understandable definitions of
the different training regimes ("perfect", "nonedge", "expire4months",
"corrected", etc)?  Even after reading incremental.HOWTO.txt and regimes.py
in the testtools directory I don't understand what the different regimes
mean.  For instance, what is "perfect" training?  How is it different from
"nonedge"?  What does "properly classified with extreme confidence" mean?


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