Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Jose-Marcio Martins da Cruz <Jose-Marcio.Martins@mines-paristech.fr> Sun, 20 December 2009 19:44 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs
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Seth wrote:
> Jose-Marcio Martins da Cruz <Jose-Marcio.Martins@mines-paristech.fr>
> wrote:
> 
>> Quoting a research paper from Gordon Cormack [1] :
>>
>> "When explicitly asked to classify messages, human subjects have
>> been reported to exhibit error rates of 3%-7% [30, 16]. Tacitly
>> derived labels, such as those obtained from a “report spam”
>> button, where it is assumed that unreported messages are ham, may
>> have even higher rates."
> 
> The error rates differ when the user selects a range of messages for
> the button and when the user selects single messages; the former
> generates much higher error rates.

Probably. Do you have references about that ? Comparative error estimates ?


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