Gary Robinson

Gary Robinson

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Gary Robinson is an American software engineer notable for his mathematical algorithms to fight spam. In 2003, Robinson published an article in Linux Journal which discussed mathematical approaches for fighting spam which led to work along with Tim Peters on the SpamBayes project which began in 2002. The SpamBayes approach was notable because it assigned scores to both spam and ham and used an algorithm to guess intelligently whether an incoming email was spam; the scoring system enabled the program to return a value of unsure if both the spam and ham scores were high. His mathematical approaches were also used in projects such as SpamAssassin. SpamAssassin combined a Bayesian statistical approach using a text-classifier rule-based approach to whittle down spam
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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134937622
  • 9786134937627