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Measuring Expertise in Online Communities
January/February 2011 (vol. 26 no. 1)
pp. 26-32
Ching-man Au Yeung, NTT Communications Science Labs
Michael G. Noll, Hasso Plattner Institute
Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute
Nicholas Gibbins, University of Southampton
Nigel Shadbolt, University of Southampton

The Spamming-Resistant Expertise Analysis and Ranking (Spear) algorithm is more resistant to spammers than other methods such as the HITS algorithm and other statistical measures for collaborative tagging systems.

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Index Terms:
Intelligent systems, collaborative tagging, folksonomy, expertise, ranking, spamming
Citation:
Ching-man Au Yeung, Michael G. Noll, Christoph Meinel, Nicholas Gibbins, Nigel Shadbolt, "Measuring Expertise in Online Communities," IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 26-32, Jan.-Feb. 2011, doi:10.1109/MIS.2011.18
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