TR2005-085

A Unified Model of Spam Filtration


    •  Yerazunis, W.S.; Chhabra, S.; Siefkes, C.; Assis, F.; Gunopulos, D., "A Unified Model of Spam Filtration", MIT Spam Conference, January 2005.
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      • @inproceedings{Yerazunis2005jan,
      • author = {Yerazunis, W.S. and Chhabra, S. and Siefkes, C. and Assis, F. and Gunopulos, D.},
      • title = {A Unified Model of Spam Filtration},
      • booktitle = {MIT Spam Conference},
      • year = 2005,
      • month = jan,
      • url = {http://www.merl.com/publications/TR2005-085}
      • }
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A large number of spam filtering and other mail classification systems have been proposed and implemented in the recent past. This paper describes a possible unification of these filters, allowing their technology to be described in a uniform way, and allowing comparison between similar systems to be considered in a more analytic style. In particular, describing these filters in a uniform way reveals a large commonality of design and explains why so many filters have such similar performance.