Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs

Seth <sethb@panix.com> Sun, 20 December 2009 19:24 UTC

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Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 14:24:23 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Re: [Asrg] Adding a spam button to MUAs
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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.

Seth