Over the years, I’ve been impressed by Bayesian methods for fighting spam.
And although Bayesian methods improve by learning, they are ultimately statistically based.
In what I believe to be a first, Technion Faculty of Computer Science researchers have revealed their plans to develop an ontologically based solution for fighting spam. Also of interest is the fact that their raw data will come from Wikipedia.
These researchers could use the approach I’ve outlined elsewhere to build their ontologies.
Ultimately, it’ll be interesting to see how well this knowledge-based approach compares with Bayesian and other approaches in common usage today.