[Spambayes] counterweight: it really works!

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue Nov 5 15:23:40 2002

> >>FWIW SpamAssassin now has a statistical classifier (in 2.50, which isn't 
> >>officially released yet, but then neither is spambayes [grin]) using the 
> >>Robinson algorithm. I'm hoping to get the chi-squared algorithm in there 
> >>too, but /I had some trouble with it producing wierd results for me (I 
> >>tried to post something to this list about it but it vanished into the 
> >>ether, so I'll try again shortly).
> > 
> > 
> > Cool!  What do you do for training of your Robinson classifier?
> At the moment it's manually trained (same was as spambayes), but we're 
> looking into auto-training - feeding back current SA results into the 
> corpus. That's a double edged sword of course, but it'll be interesting 
> research.

With the manual training, do you distribute it pre-trained on a
standard set of email?  Or do you let the installer train it?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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