International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research
The inconvenience associated with spams and the cost of having an important mail misclassified as spam have made all efforts at improving spam filtering worthwhile. The Naive bayes algorithm has been found to be successful in properly classifying mails. However, they are not perfect. Recent researches have introduced the idea of smoothing into the Naive bayes algorithm and they have been found to produce better classification. This paper applies the concept of linear interpolation smoothing to Naive bayes spam classification. The resulting classifier did well at improving spam classification and also reducing false positives.