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Cormack and Lynam’s study on supervised spam detection

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:

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