NEWS  |  MERL researcher's spam filter finds automobile safety defects at NHTSA

Date released: Jul 15, 2015


  •  NEWS   MERL researcher's spam filter finds automobile safety defects at NHTSA
  • Date:

    June 25, 2015

  • Description:

    The CRM114 Discriminator, an open-source spam filter / text classifier created by William Yerazunis in MERL's Data Analytics group, continues to turn up in interesting places - and apparently one of them is in the US Department of Transportation's process for analysis of car safety defect reports.

    Although CRM114 is usually used as a spam filter, CRM114 has been used to analyze resumes for jobseekers, scanning outgoing emails to detect accidental confidential information leaks, perusing blogs for relevance, scanning syslog files for interesting events, and now, apparently, searching complaints sent to NHTSA to find safety-related vehicle malfunctions.

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  • Research Area:

    Data Analytics

    •  Assis, F., Yerazunis, W., Siefkes, C., Chhabra, S., "CRM114 versus Mr. X: CRM114 Notes for the TREC 2005 Spam Track", NIST Text REtrieval Conference (TREC), November 2005.
      BibTeX TR2005-162 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Assis2005nov,
      • author = {Assis, F. and Yerazunis, W. and Siefkes, C. and Chhabra, S.},
      • title = {CRM114 versus Mr. X: CRM114 Notes for the TREC 2005 Spam Track},
      • booktitle = {NIST Text REtrieval Conference (TREC)},
      • year = 2005,
      • month = nov,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2005-162}
      • }
    •  Yerazunis, W.S., Kato, M., Kori, M., Shibata, H., Hackenberg, K., "Keeping the Good Stuff In: Confidential Information Firewalling with the CRM114 Spam Filter & Text Classifier", Black Hat Technical Security Conference, July 2010.
      BibTeX TR2010-064 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Yerazunis2010jul,
      • author = {Yerazunis, W.S. and Kato, M. and Kori, M. and Shibata, H. and Hackenberg, K.},
      • title = {Keeping the Good Stuff In: Confidential Information Firewalling with the CRM114 Spam Filter & Text Classifier},
      • booktitle = {Black Hat Technical Security Conference},
      • year = 2010,
      • month = jul,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2010-064}
      • }