Title: An e-mail filtering method based on multi-attribute values of user's profile

Authors: Masami Shishibori, Samuel Sangkon Lee, Kenji Kita

Addresses: Department of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan. ' Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jeonju University, Jeonju, Republic of Korea. ' Department of Information Science and Intelligent Systems, Tokushima University, Tokushima, Japan

Abstract: E-mail is one of the often used communication methods; however, a lot of e-mail documents including useless information are distributed to computers. To solve this problem, we propose a method to filter out unimportant e-mail documents by judging the content of each document. Our method constructs personal profiles. They consist of multi-attribute values such as |Sender|, |Theme| and |Type| of each document. By using the profile, this method can distinguish whether a new e-mail document is important or not for the users. It is found that the accuracy of this method is higher than that of the traditional methods.

Keywords: information filtering; email processing; user profiles; e-mail filtering; personal profiles; document importance; email importance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2011.041656

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2011 Vol.40 No.4, pp.273 - 279

Published online: 28 Jul 2011 *

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