[spambayes-dev] Incremental training results

Kenny Pitt kennypitt at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 9 13:34:57 EST 2004

T. Alexander Popiel wrote:
> 'fpfnunsure' only trains on fp, fn, and unsure.  'fnunsure' only
> trains on fn and unsure.

OK, so 'fpfnunsure' sounds like what most people would consider
"mistake-based" training, and certainly matches the style that the
Outlook plugin uses if you only train with the toolbar.

Just out of curiosity, what would 'fnunsure' translate to in terms of
real-life training?  Since SpamBayes' first priority is to avoid false
positives, I can't imagine a training regime where you wouldn't correct
it when it generates one.  If it's only there for comparison purposes in
testing, maybe adding 'fpunsure' would also be useful as the other side
of the comparison to full 'fpfnunsure' training.

Kenny Pitt

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