Patent Number: 8,880,604

Title: Determination of a spammer through social network characterization

Abstract: A method of determining a spammer includes acquiring, by a processor, short message events associated with a user and dividing them into a plurality of sessions in terms of time; building a social network of the user in each of the sessions, and calculating at least one type of social network characteristic in each of the sessions, respectively; and determining whether the user is a spammer or not according to the social network characteristic.

Inventors: Chen; Xiao Yan (Beijing, CN), Shi; Lei (Beijing, CN), Wang; Chen (Beijing, CN), Zhang; Yi Bo (Beijing, CN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00