[Spambayes] RE: Need more training messages
skip at pobox.com
Sun Sep 28 16:15:22 EDT 2003
Skip> I doubt a few non-English hams and spam would hurt. Let's limit
Skip> it to Western European languages (no Hebrew or Japanese, for
Bob> I don't see the point of the limitation to Western European
Bob> spams. I'm firmly in the English-speaking world (no wisecracks from
Bob> the British Empire, please!), but a high percentage of my spam is
Bob> in Russian, Chinese, Japanese, etc.
We know very little about how well SpamBayes works on *ham* which is written
in non-Western European character sets. The idea is that we provide an
initial training database which allows SpamBayes to do a reasonable job
scoring mail at the start. I wouldn't want to include Asian spam and no
Asian ham. If a Japanese user installs SB and uses the starter database,
they would likely be disappointed.
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