Supervised Classification

48 - Spam Detection

ISPs continuously need to improve on detecting and filtering spam out.

Spam Detection is one of the oldest applications of NLP and is a frequently seen use case for demo’s and tutorials. Receiving email from a Nigerian Princes might still be a problem, but ISPs are more and more successful in detecting and filtering it out.

Global spam volume as percentage of total e-mail traffic from 2007 to 2019 (source)

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