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Online Active Learning Methods for Fast Label-Efficient Spam Filtering

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Online Active Learning Methods for Fast Label-Efficient Spam Filtering
Active learning methods seek to reduce the number of labeled examples needed to train an effective classifier, and have natural appeal in spam filtering applications where trustworthy labels for messages may be costly to acquire. Past investigations of active learning in spam filtering have focused on the pool-based scenario, where there is assumed to be a large, unlabeled data set and the goal is to iteratively identify the best subset of examples for which to request labels. However, even with optimizations this is a costly approach. We investigate an online active learning scenario where the filter is exposed to a stream of messages which must be classified one at a time. The filter may only request a label for a given message immediately after it has been classified. The goal is to achieve strong online classification performance with few label requests. This is a novel scenario for low-cost active spam filtering, fitting for application in large-scale systems. We draw from the la...
D. Sculley
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CEAS
Authors D. Sculley
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