Bayesian spam filtering, 2

General applications of Bayesian filtering

While Bayesian filtering is used widely to identify spam email, the technique can classify (or “cluster”) almost any sort of data. It has uses in science, medicine, and engineering. One example is a general purpose classification program called AutoClass which was originally used to classify stars according to spectral characteristics that were otherwise too subtle to notice. There is recent speculation that even the brain uses Bayesian methods to classify sensory stimuli and decide on behavioral responses.

— Wikipedia on Bayesian spam filtering

2012.06.06 Wednesday ACHK