A method of rating the credibility of news documents on the web

Ryosuke Nagura, Yohei Seki, Noriko Kando, Masaki Aono
2006 Proceedings of the 29th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information retrieval - SIGIR '06  
We propose a method to rate the credibility of news articles using three clues: (1) commonality of the contents of articles among different news publishers; (2) numerical agreement versus contradiction of numerical values reported in the articles; and (3) objectivity based on subjective speculative phrases and news sources. We tested this method on news stories taken from seven different news sites on the Web. The average agreement between the system-produced "credibility" and the manual
more » ... d the manual judgments of three human assessors on the 52 sample articles was 69.1%. The limitations of the current approach and future directions are discussed.
doi:10.1145/1148170.1148316 dblp:conf/sigir/NaguraSKA06 fatcat:umdngqwwzrezpdg4amvp6lej24