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Cormack and Lynam's study on supervised spam detection

July 5th, 2004 · No Comments

Justin Mason sums up the timeline on this paper and various responses between the authors and the DSPAM developer. I'd put Cormack in the top 3 professors who taught computer science when I attended Waterloo.

Spam: or, 'SlashDot spam drama'. So, a few days ago, I forwarded a link to a paper I'd been sent — it's a great paper, and I'm not just saying that because SpamAssassin did well — it really tests some of the popular open-source spam filters comprehensively, and correctly. (The authors have 24 years of information retrieval research between them.)

The results have been pretty incendiary. 😉 Here's a timeline with links, in case you were wondering where we are right now:

Category: Spam


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