[Spambayes] information about the project

Tony Meyer tameyer at ihug.co.nz
Fri Mar 18 01:29:33 CET 2005

> Is there a place where I can find the specific design 
> documentation? All other kinds of documentation are very 
> welcome as well :)

Have you looked at the website?  If you go to the background page, there's
lots about how things work:


Bits are heavy in maths/stats, though, so if you're not a fan of those then
you may want to brush over those bits.  At the end of that page there's also
a link to a paper I co-write, which covers how SpamBayes works in a shorter
more simple way (hopefully!):


There's also FAQ 1.5, which should be the most straightforward and simple to


Finally, there's the source code itself.  In particular, you could read
tokenizer.py and classifier.py, which both have plenty of comments that
explain what is happening.  If you can read pseudo-code, then you should be
able to make sense of most of tokenzier.py and classifier.py.


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