Posted Nov 7, 2012 16:03 UTC (Wed) by pboddie
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Parent article: Let’s Limit the Effect of Software Patents, Since We Can’t Eliminate Them (Wired)
if Corbet and company have an algorithm that can accurately judge whether a particular comment thread is interesting to me or not, then they've got something genuinely worthy of a software patent
I imagine that a Bayesian classifier as seen in things like Spambayes would do the trick, one again showing that something appearing patentable to one observer is most likely to be familiar and even mundane to another.
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