[Spambayes] What does Delayed cost mean?

Rob W.W. Hooft rob at hooft.net
Wed Feb 12 08:07:07 EST 2003

Zhang Le wrote:

> -> best cost for all runs: $9.00
> -> per-fp cost $10.00; per-fn cost $1.00; per-unsure cost $0.20
> -> achieved at 26 cutoff pairs

> My question is :what does Delayed cost mean?
> Where is *delay* come from? Since I just use one training set and one test
> set.

The "Delayed" cost is the cost recalculated after the spamcutoff and the 
hamcutoff have been moved to those corresponding to the "best cost" 
mentioned in the output. i.e. it is the cost at ideal cutoff parameters.


Rob Hooft

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