Multi-Topic E-mail Authorship Attribution Forensics
de Vel, Olivier, Anderson, Alison M., Corney, Malcolm W., & Mohay, George M. (2001) Multi-Topic E-mail Authorship Attribution Forensics. In ACM COnference on Computer Security - Workshop on Data Mining for Security Applications, November 8, 2001, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
In this paper we describe an investigation of forensic authorship identification or categorisation undertaken on multitopic e-mail documents. We use an extended set of e-mail document features such as structural characteristics and linguistic patterns together with a Support Vector Machine learning algorithm. Experiments on a number of e-mail documents generated by different authors on a set of topics gave promising results for both inter- and intra-topic author categorisation.
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