[Spambayes] Promoting Spambayes (was Re: FYI: Java
msergeant at startechgroup.co.uk
Tue Jan 21 16:05:48 EST 2003
On Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003, at 15:11 Europe/London, Phillip J. Eby wrote:
> 2. A "spam shootout" wherein half a dozen Bayesian mail filters (e.g.
> Popfile, Mozilla, other...?) are tested against the same corpus,
> using the cross-validation testing mechanism.
> 3a. Spambayes comes out on top, with a fraction of the error rate of
> others: publish the results, get a Slashdot story, and slashdot the
> project site. :)
> 3b. Spambayes doesn't come out on top: find out why, fix the problem,
> go to step 3a. :)
Mozilla and SpamAssassin both copy their bayesian code from spambayes
(including tokenisation ideas and combiners). If the results are
different at all that's probably a bug somewhere.
It's nice to be proud of software, but when it's open source you kinda
leave it wide open for us to nab your ideas ;-)
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