The Enron Corpus: A New Dataset for Email Classification Research

  • Bryan Klimt
  • Yiming Yang
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-30115-8_22

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3201)
Cite this paper as:
Klimt B., Yang Y. (2004) The Enron Corpus: A New Dataset for Email Classification Research. In: Boulicaut JF., Esposito F., Giannotti F., Pedreschi D. (eds) Machine Learning: ECML 2004. ECML 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3201. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Automated classification of email messages into user-specific folders and information extraction from chronologically ordered email streams have become interesting areas in text learning research. However, the lack of large benchmark collections has been an obstacle for studying the problems and evaluating the solutions. In this paper, we introduce the Enron corpus as a new test bed. We analyze its suitability with respect to email folder prediction, and provide the baseline results of a state-of-the-art classifier (Support Vector Machines) under various conditions, including the cases of using individual sections (From, To, Subject and body) alone as the input to the classifier, and using all the sections in combination with regression weights.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bryan Klimt
    • 1
  • Yiming Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Language Technologies InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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