[Spambayes] test sets?

Tim Peters tim.one@comcast.net
Fri, 06 Sep 2002 20:18:18 -0400

> Here's an interesting thing to test: discriminate words differently if
> they are on a line that starts with `>' or, to catch styles like
> above, that the first occurance on a line of < or > is > (to eliminate
> html).

Give me a mod to timtoken.py that does this, and I'll be happy to test it.

> Then again, it may not be worth trying to un-false-positive that
> Nigerian scam quote.

If there's any sanity in the world, even the original poster would be glad
to have his kneejerk response blocked <wink>.  OTOH, you know there are a
great many msgs on c.l.py (all over Usenet) that do nothing except quote a
previous post and add a one-line comment.  Remove the quoted sections from
those, and there may be no content left to judge except for the headers.  So
I can see this nudging the stats in either direction.  The only way to find
out for sure is for you to write some code <wink>.