From: mike99 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Sep 24 2002 - 16:32:42 MDT
From: Simon McClenahan
> IIRC, WebMind had an application that parsed the stock message boards to
> determine the general consensus on whether people thought a stock
> was a good
> buy or sell. A system that can detect arbitrary ideas from many human
> sources seems to me like a general pattern recognition problem
> rather than a
> specific pattern recognition such as "buy" or "sell".
Could WebMind identify when stocks were being puffed up by multiple messages
from dummy accounts being used by single individuals trying to "pump then
dump" a stock? Some teenagers were caught doing this and, because of their
age, actually got away with keeping some of their ill-gotten gains and
without doing any jail time.
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