Posted Nov 7, 2012 20:09 UTC (Wed) by farnz
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Parent article: Let’s Limit the Effect of Software Patents, Since We Can’t Eliminate Them (Wired)
A Bayesian classifier is not enough - to meet the stated goal, the classifier has to identify cases where due to circumstances outside its knowledge (e.g. me reading LWN while sitting up with a sick child), my interests are broader than normal, and identify cases where my tolerance for off-topic is reduced (e.g. because said sick child has resulted in sleep deprivation). An algorithm that could detect my mood based purely on my reading patterns, and tweak a Bayesian classifier accordingly would be quite impressive.
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