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Semantic Detection of Phishing Email


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Primary Investigator:
Victor Raskin

Project Members
Courtney Falk
Abstract
This work investigates whether or not the semantic representation of an email’s content is more useful than the surface features of the text in classifying an email as a phishing attack email or not. A series of experiments were conducted using machine learning binary classifiers to measure the performance of the competing approaches. The conclusion is that semantic information is just as good if not better in every case than text surface features.

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