The Roaring Penguin Training Network

A recent paper presented evidence that Bayesian filtering could be effective using a shared Bayes database, even among hundreds or thousands of different users. This lead to the Roaring Penguin Training Network (RPTN), a mechanism for sharing Bayes votes among different CanIt customers. This white paper describes the Roaring Penguin Training Network (RPTN).

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