[Spambayes] Important: new feature!
relson at osagesoftware.com
Tue Nov 2 03:03:00 CET 2004
On Fri, 9 Jul 2004 15:04:40 +1200
Tony Meyer wrote:
> > I understand what you're saying, and I've re-trained
> > spambayes on equal numbers of HAM and SPAM, 300 each. Yet, it
> > still has a tendency to classify some HAM as spam. A
> > significant percentage is like maybe 25% of my regular
> > announcement mail gets spamflagged...
> Something is definitely not working here - a 25% false positive rate
> is extraordinarily high. You shouldn't even get as high as 2.5%.
> Perhaps you could send the spam clues report for one of these messages
> (before any training on it) to the list? We could take a look at it
> and see if there's an obvious reason that it's failing to be
> classified correctly.
To ask the simple question, are you sure that all your training messages
are correctly classified? An error or two could have a _big_ effect.
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