BarCampMilwaukee is next weekend, Oct 13-14, 2007

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Next weekend in beautiful Milwaukee, Wisconsin is their second Bar Camp. The event runs from Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon. As with any Bar Camp, sessions don't get decided until the day of the event, depending on who attends. Still, there are a number of folks attending who list Perl in their interests, and there are already Perl-related sessions proposed, like this one about writing your own Bayesian classifier:

Let's talk about Bayesian classifiers. They're everywhere. They filter your spam, recommend new links, and categorize web pages. Why are they so omnipresent? Because the math behind them is simple to understand, and simple to implement. So simple, in fact, that we'll do it in an hour.

I'll go over Bayes' theorem and how it relates to classification. I'll walk you through creating basic tokenization, training, and testing functions. Then we'll categorize stuff. My implementation language will be Perl, but you're welcome to use whatever language you'd like.

I'm going to try to attend Sunday during the day. I hope to see you there.

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Thanks for the mention!

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