A Three-Way Decision Approach to Email Spam Filtering

  title={A Three-Way Decision Approach to Email Spam Filtering},
  author={Bing Zhou and Yiyu Yao and Jigang Luo},
  booktitle={Canadian Conference on AI},
Many classification techniques used for identifying spam emails, treat spam filtering as a binary classification problem. That is, the incoming email is either spam or non-spam. This treatment is more for mathematical simplicity other than reflecting the true state of nature. In this paper, we introduce a three-way decision approach to spam filtering based on Bayesian decision theory, which provides a more sensible feedback to users for precautionary handling their incoming emails, thereby… CONTINUE READING
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