Al-Janabi, M and Andras, PE (2017) A systematic analysis of random forest based social media spam classification. In: Network and System Security. NSS 2017. Security and Cryptology: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 10394, 10394 . Springer, Berlin, pp. 427-438. ISBN 9783319647005

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Recently random forest classification became a popular choice machine learning applications aimed to detect spam content in online social networks. In this paper, we report a systematic analysis of random forest classification for this purpose. We assessed the impact of key parameters, such as number of trees, depth of trees and minimum size of leaf nodes on classification performance. Our results show that controlling the complexity of random forest classifiers applied to social media spam is important in order to avoid overfitting and optimize performance We also conclude that in order to support reproducibility of experimental results it is important to report key parameters of random forest classifiers.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 11th International Conference, NSS 2017, Helsinki, Finland, August 21–23, 2017, Proceedings.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions: Faculty of Natural Sciences > School of Computing and Mathematics
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 09:29
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2019 14:31

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