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Spam Mail Filtering Technique using Different Decision Tree Classifiers through Data Mining Approach - A Comparative Performance Analysis

by Sarit Chakraborty, Bikromadittya Mondal
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 47 - Number 16
Year of Publication: 2012
Authors: Sarit Chakraborty, Bikromadittya Mondal
10.5120/7274-0435

Sarit Chakraborty, Bikromadittya Mondal . Spam Mail Filtering Technique using Different Decision Tree Classifiers through Data Mining Approach - A Comparative Performance Analysis. International Journal of Computer Applications. 47, 16 ( June 2012), 26-31. DOI=10.5120/7274-0435

@article{ 10.5120/7274-0435,
author = { Sarit Chakraborty, Bikromadittya Mondal },
title = { Spam Mail Filtering Technique using Different Decision Tree Classifiers through Data Mining Approach - A Comparative Performance Analysis },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { June 2012 },
volume = { 47 },
number = { 16 },
month = { June },
year = { 2012 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 26-31 },
numpages = {9},
url = { https://ijcaonline.org/archives/volume47/number16/7274-0435/ },
doi = { 10.5120/7274-0435 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
}
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%A Bikromadittya Mondal
%T Spam Mail Filtering Technique using Different Decision Tree Classifiers through Data Mining Approach - A Comparative Performance Analysis
%J International Journal of Computer Applications
%@ 0975-8887
%V 47
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%P 26-31
%D 2012
%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Abstract

In recent years the highestdegree of communication happens through e-mails which are often affected by passive or active attacks. Effective spam filtering measures are the timely requirement to handle such attacks. Many efficient spam filters are available now-a-days with different degrees of performance and usually the accuracy level varies between 60-80% on an average. But most of the filtering techniques are unable to handle frequent changing scenario of spam mails adopted by the spammers over the time. Therefore improved spam control algorithms or enhancing the efficiency of various existing data mining algorithms to its fullest extent are the utmost requirement. In this paper three types of decision tree classifying techniques which are basically data mining classifiers namely Naïve Bayes Tree classifier (NBT), C 4. 5 (or J48) decision tree classifier and Logistic Model Tree classifier (LMT) are studied and analyzed for spam mail filtration. The test results depict that LMT is giving the most efficient result in terms of performance with almost 90% accuracy level to detect spam mails and non-spam (HAM) mails.

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Index Terms

Computer Science
Information Sciences

Keywords

Spam Ham data Mining naïve Bayes Tree Logistic Model Tree Machinelearning Spam-score