Subject: Re: Statistics for comp.lang.lisp From: Erik Naggum <email@example.com> Date: 27 Oct 2002 23:37:12 +0000 Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> * Paul Wallich | The results appear to be an almost perfect object lesson in why | statistical code metrics are useless without a deeper understanding of | what's going on. Both the tops and bottoms of the volume, "original | content" and thread rankings contain solid representations from the most | and least informative posters and threads of the past week. Well, what are the metrics you have used to determine your conclusions? | I'm not immediately sure how deep a parse you would have to do to make | completely reliable distinctions for this kind of thing. Readers would have to rate news articles. For the past few months, I have been working on a system to do this with the Norwegian newsgroup hierarchy. I may decide to repeat the experiment with other newsgroups. -- Erik Naggum, Oslo, Norway Act from reason, and failure makes you rethink and study harder. Act from faith, and failure makes you blame someone and push harder.