Older blog entries for Rhys (starting at number 4)

Hacking about a bit with Portaloo, writing quite a lot, and wondering what on earth this job site is trying to tell me.

Finally managed to get some thoughts together on the spam/non-spam issue, a mere fortnight behind pretty much everybody else.

I've focused on the corpus collection side of things, since I worked on the SpeechDat(II) project for a while (the link via the Welsh flag on that page is long down, sorry). I could've written more about lexical model adaptation, but chose not to in the end.

Anyway, here's a link to what I wrote. Comments appreciated.

I have this account's passphrase back (it was obvious when I saw it, but then these things always are like that I guess). Thanks to Telsa and to yosh for their help.

I've been wondering about the way that the current group of probabilistic spam-filters, from Vipul's Razor via spamassassin to those inspired by Paul Graham's work, actually collect their spam/non-spam corpuses, and, where appropriate, adapt their n-gram and other lexical analyses. I'm putting that here in order to embarrass myself into writing something about it in the very near future.

A lot's happened in the past month. My PhD grinds on, very slowly - current deadline for completion is March 31st. I have a Real Job for when I finish that. And I've almost completely neglected Advogato (sorry), but I'm glad I'm not a Journeyer any more. Later then...

22 Dec 2000 (updated 23 Dec 2000 at 08:05 UTC) »

Joined.

Posted a first article. <strike>Please be gentle :)</strike>

Posted a rather firmer riposte to first article.

Now I'm pleading with people to read my two home pages before going for the minimalist jugular.

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