SpamHunting: An instance-based reasoning system for spam labelling and filtering

F. Fdez-Riverola, E.L. Iglesias, F. Díaz, J.R. Méndez, J.M. Corchado
2007 Decision Support Systems  
In this paper we show an instance-based reasoning e-mail filtering model that outperforms classical machine learning techniques and other successful lazy learners approaches in the domain of anti-spam filtering. The architecture of the learning-based anti-spam filter is based on a tuneable enhanced instance retrieval network able to accurately generalize e-mail representations. The reuse of similar messages is carried out by a simple unanimous voting mechanism to determine whether the target
more » ... e is spam or not. Previous to the final response of the system, the revision stage is only performed when the assigned class is spam whereby the system employs general knowledge in the form of metarules.
doi:10.1016/j.dss.2006.11.012 fatcat:yibedumnmjeh3p2422rfg6vf3y