PEEP- An Information Extraction base approach for Privacy Protection in Email

Abstract

This paper presents a privacy compliance engine that monitors emails generated in an organization for violation of privacy policy of this organization. Our architecture includes four components: a domain knowledge defining the entities and private information we are dealing with, a pre-analysis component that extracts header information and segments the emails, an information extraction system that extracts private information, and an inference engine that matches the information extracted against a set of compliance rules. The compliance engine warns the sender about possible violations. A prototype has been developed for a university setting. Early empirical tests produced an Fscore of 69.3%.

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@inproceedings{Boufaden2005PEEPAI, title={PEEP- An Information Extraction base approach for Privacy Protection in Email}, author={Narj{\`e}s Boufaden and William Elazmeh and Yimin Ma and Stan Matwin and Nour El-Kadri and Nathalie Japkowicz}, booktitle={CEAS}, year={2005} }