Evaluating credibility of web information

Katsumi Tanaka, Yukiko Kawai, Jianwei Zhang, Shinsuke Nakajima, Yoichi Inagaki, Hiroaki Ohshima, Adam Jatowt, Satoshi Nakamura, Yusuke Yamamoto, Kazutoshi Sumiya, Ryong Lee, Daisuke Kitayama (+1 others)
2010 Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Uniquitous Information Management and Communication - ICUIMC '10  
We describe a new concept and method for evaluating the Web information credibility. The quality control of information (text, image, video etc.) on the Web is generally insufficient due to low publishing barriers. As a result, there is a large amount of mistaken and unreliable information on the Web that can have detrimental effects on users. This calls for technology that facilitates the judging of the credibility (expertise and trustworthiness) of Web content and the accuracy of the
more » ... on that users encounter on the Web. Such technology should be able to handle a wide range of tasks: extracting several credibility-related features from the target Web content, extracting reputation-related information for the target Web content, such as hyperlinks and social bookmarks and evaluating its distribution, and evaluating features of the target content authors. We propose and describe methodologies of analyzing information credibility of Web information: (1) content analysis, (2) social support analysis and (3) author analysis. We overview our recent research activities on Web information credibility evaluation based on this methodologies.
doi:10.1145/2108616.2108645 dblp:conf/icuimc/TanakaHJNYSLKYKZNI10 fatcat:hjegikl7hjfllmfzzw4g3ox7oa