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Ending Spam: Bayesian Content Filtering and the Art of Statistical Language Classification
Join author John Zdziarski for a look inside the brilliant minds that have conceived clever new ways to fight spam in all its nefarious forms. This landmark title describes, in-depth, how statistical filtering is being used by next-generation spam filters to identify and filter unwanted messages, how spam filtering works and how language classification and machine learning ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by No Starch Press
(first published July 1st 2005)
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I work with Zdziarski on McAfee's research team, and have no qualms calling out this book as a cash-in pile of shit (admittedly, his recent book on Android or the iPhone or something like that is supposed to be pretty good) -- not that there's anything wrong with being the author of such, but I wouldn't want to be the buyer (again). I remember it being largely a farrago of existing, widely-known ideas (Graham's A Plan for Spam, etc), some confused and inconclusive material on machine learning (M ...more