On-line spam filter fusion

  title={On-line spam filter fusion},
  author={Thomas R. Lynam and Gordon V. Cormack and David R. Cheriton},
We show that a set of independently developed spam filters may be combined in simple ways to provide substantially better filtering than any of the individual filters. The results of fifty-three spam filters evaluated at the TREC 2005 Spam Track were combined post-hoc so as to simulate the parallel on-line operation of the filters. The combined results were evaluated using the TREC methodology, yielding more than a factor of two improvement over the best filter. The simplest method -- averaging… CONTINUE READING
Highly Cited
This paper has 66 citations. REVIEW CITATIONS
40 Citations
2 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 40 extracted citations

66 Citations

Citations per Year
Semantic Scholar estimates that this publication has 66 citations based on the available data.

See our FAQ for additional information.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-2 of 2 references

Overview of the TREC 2005 Spam Evaluation Track

  • G. V. Cormack, T. R. Lynam
  • In Fourteenth Text REtrieval Conference
  • 2005
Highly Influential
4 Excerpts

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…