Proposals for Incorporating Machine Learning in Mozilla Firefox

Friday June 18th, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "I will be doing research this summer at Stanford with Professor Andrew Ng about how we can incorporate machine learning into Firefox. We're looking for ideas that will make Firefox 2.0 blow every other browser out of the water. People who come up with the best 3-5 ideas win Gmail accounts, and if we implement your idea you'll be acknowledged in both our paper and in Firefox credits. Your idea will also be appreciated by the millions of people who use Firefox :-). We'll also entertain Thunderbird proposals."

#89 Re: Re: Re: Re: Nuke Anything + Bayesian Filter

by lump1

Thursday June 24th, 2004 10:19 AM

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Your idea about specific-use priors is very good, but the one about the Train Nuke Mode implementation is absolutely great. I want to see this at work... and soon! The extension should be called "Learned Intolerance" (just kidding). It looks like web pages are getting more annoying, useless crap all the time. With some effort, it's not hard to defeat AdBlock, currently the best ad filter on the internet, IMHO. Few have started trying to do so, but they will... unless we can pre-emptively develop such a powerful garbage removal system that they stop trying. The spammer vs. filter arms race is already quite far. We can still prevent a new arms race of hiding vs. forcing unwanted web content.