Friday, November 16, 2007

The Stupid Filter

These guys are designing a filter, based on Beyesian spam filters, to weed out stupid comments. As they emphasize in their FAQ, they are only looking at comments that are formally stupid, "The idea is that the most egregiously stupid comments will also be the easiest to detect while remaining ignorant of context; comments with too much or too little capitalization, too many text-message abbreviations, excessive use of "LOL," exclamation points, and so on."

Do you think they will have an Angel plug-in? I could use it, not as a simple insult to students, but a "teachable moment."

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