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Monday, December 09, 2002

Thanks to Paul H. for that note. I am a statistics ignoramus, though I have read enough to know that the term "Bayesian" is being used loosely (and that there is some debate over whether it applies to these techniques at all). It's also not inclusive of everything a tool like SpamSieve does. I was going to include a comment to that effect, but couldn't bear to add one more qualifying parenthetical to an already convoluted post. For better or worse, "Bayesian" seems to have been adopted as the common term for this sort of filtering. If that's bad usage, I think now is the time to strike with alternative suggestions!