Filtering even earlier - 1996
Posted Feb 23, 2006 0:31 UTC (Thu) by dwheeler
In reply to: The Grumpy Editor's guide to bayesian spam filters
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to bayesian spam filters
Ifile implemented the idea of automatically categorizing years earlier thatn that. It claims a first release date of Aug 3 20:49:01 EDT 1996. The author doesn't claim that is the first time this has been implemented, either.
But Graham rightly gets credit for promulgating the idea. Having an idea isn't enough... other people have to know about it. Graham did a good job of connecting problem and solution, in a way that got others interested.
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