Distribution Lists and Usenet Newsgroups
of Interest to Classification Research
F. Murtagh (email@example.com), May 1994
Usenet newsgroups: there are well over 1000 newgroups. If
your computer site gets a regular feed of newsgroups, then
a command such as 'rn', 'xrn', and any of a large number of
other 'read news' commands will be available to you. To
know more about local procedures, talk to a system manager
who will be able to advise. Often the signal-to-noise of
messages exchanged in newsgroups leaves much to be desired.
However a really nice byproduct of many newsgroups (not all),
is that a group of individuals mainain a regularly-updated
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) file. Such a file often
points to sources of software, 'who's who', succint definitions
of terminology, sources of further information, and so on.
In many cases, FAQs are posted to the newsgroup around once
Lists & Newsgroups:
CLASS-L List directed towards classification.
In May 1994, about 600 subscriptions.
Set up by Jim Rohlf and Bill Day a
number of years ago. Volume of traffic
is small. To subscribe, see under
General Notes above.
IMAGRS-L Remote sensing topics. To subscribe
IR-L Information retrieval topcis.
comp.ai.fuzzy Fairly low volume.
comp.ai.neural-nets A few dozen messages per day. This
includes the approximately weekly,
moderated Neuron Digest.
comp.graphics.visualization Low volume.
comp.infosystems.gis A high-volume newsgroup.
comp.theory.self-org-sys Very low volume.
sci.image.processing A dozen or two messages per day.
sci.stat subhierarchy Includes: sci.stat.consult,
sci.stat.edu and sci.stat.math. A
few dozen messages per day.