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Ending Spam: Bayesian Content Filtering and the Art of Statistical Language Classification

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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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Nick Black
Nov 27, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Nick by: Jonathan Zdziarski
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
James Luedke
Mar 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
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Well written covers advanced concepts of statistical filtering in depth. A good read for software developers or sys admins who deal with spam.
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Sep 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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On the off chance that you need to roll some spam classification technology yourself, and you need a really gentle introduction in book form, then have at it.
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