Title: ARABIC EMAIL SPAM DETECTION TECHNIQUES AND RELATED ARABIC TEXT PREPROCESSING OPTIONS: A SURVEY

Year of Publication: 2012
Page Numbers: 245-254
Authors: Shaleeza Sohail, Elham Hassanain
Conference Name: The International Conference on Computing, Networking and Digital Technologies (ICCNDT2012)
- Bahrain

Abstract:


Email spam is a huge problem for every user of email application, irrespective of the language used for sending emails. For filtering English spam emails a large number of techniques and softwares have been proposed and implemented. When it comes to Arabic spam emails, the re- search area is not that active in spite of the fact that Arabic email users also face spam problem on daily basis. In this paper, we provide a com- prehensive survey of the limited but significant research going on in the domain of Arabic email spam detection with some related work in Ara- bic alert email detection as well. We also discuss, in detail, the importance of preprocessing when handling Arabic text which is our effort to pro- vide some guidance to promote new research in this field of Arabic email spam detection. In ad- dition, we also provide a brief survey of different preprocessing techniques used by researchers for handling Arabic text for improving performance of different applications.