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From: Steffen Bickel
Date: 03 Mar 2006
Subject: ECML-PKDD Discovery Challenge 2006: Call for Participation

Personalized Spam Filtering and
Generalization Across Related Learning Tasks


The Discovery Challenge 2006 will be held in conjunction with the
ECML-PKDD Conference.

This year's competition is about personalized spam filtering and
generalization across related learning tasks. People spend an
increasing amount of time for reading messages and deciding whether
they are spam or non-spam. Some users spend additional time to label
their received spam messages for training local spam filters running
on their desktop machines. Email service providers want to relieve
users from this burden by installing server-based spam filters.
Training such filters cannot rely on labeled messages from the
individual users, but on publicly available sources, such as newsgroup
messages or emails received through "spam traps" (spam traps are email
addresses published visually invisible for humans but get collected by
the web crawlers of spammers).


March 1, 2006: Tasks and datasets available online:
June 7, 2006: Submissions of spam filtering results results due:
September 18-22, 2006: ECML-PKDD Conference / Discovery Challenge Workshop.

For more info about the Challenge, visit

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