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2009 Fourth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services
Using Propagation of Distrust to Find Untrustworthy Web Neighborhoods
Venice/Mestre, Italy
May 24-May 28
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3613-2
Web spamming, the practice of introducing artificial text and links into web pages to affect the results of searches, has been recognized as a major problem for search engines. But it is mainly a serious problem for web users because they tend to confuse trusting the search engine with trusting the results of a search. In this paper, we propose "backwards propagation of distrust,'' as an approach to finding spamming untrustworthy sites. Our approach is inspired by the social behavior associated with distrust. In society, recognition of an untrustworthy entity (person, institution, idea, etc) is a reason for questioning the trustworthiness of those that recommended its entity.
Index Terms:
Web search, Web graph, Link structure, Web Trust, Web Spam
Citation:
Panagiotis Metaxas, "Using Propagation of Distrust to Find Untrustworthy Web Neighborhoods," iciw, pp.516-521, 2009 Fourth International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, 2009
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