A decision-making approach to the spam problem

D. Berend, A. Sapir, L. Sapir

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Borrowing from the vote aggregation literature, this paper addresses two current era problems of information technology - spam and virus recognition. The underlying idea behind the solutions proposed is to combine the opinions of several experts in one of these areas (i.e., anti-spam filters, anti-virus programs, respectively) to a final group decision. Despite the fact that the problems, and thus the applications designed to tackle them, are different, our approach in these solutions is unified, and is based on the same mathematical model, the so-called dichotomous choice model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2011


  • Condorcet's jury theorem
  • Decision making
  • majority rule
  • majority systems
  • spam mail
  • virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Science and Operations Research


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