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Digital Object Identifier (DOI) : 10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081054
Article Published in International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), Volume 8 Issue 10, 2017.
Abstract: This research proposed an improved filtering spam technique for suspected emails, messages based on feature weight and the combination of two-step clustering and logistic regression algorithm. Unique, important features are used as the optimum input for a hybrid proposed approach. This study adopted a spam detector model based on distance measure and threshold value. The aim of this model was to study and select distinct features for email filtering using feature weight method as dimension reduction. Two-step clustering algorithm was used to generate a new feature called “Label” to cluster and differentiate the diversity emails and group them based on the inter samples similarity. Thereby the spam filtering process was simplified using the Logistic regression classifier in order to distinguish the hidden patterns of spam and non-spam emails. Experimental design was conducted based on the UCI spam dataset. The outcome of the findings shows that the results of the email filtering are promising compared to other modern spam filtering methods.
Ahmed Hamza Osman and Hani Moetque Aljahdali , “Feature Weight Optimization Mechanism for Email Spam Detection based on Two-step Clustering Algorithm and Logistic Regression Method” International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications(IJACSA), 8(10), 2017. http://dx.doi.org/10.14569/IJACSA.2017.081054