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Web Content Credibility

Authors: Wierzbicki, Adam

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  • Provides the first comprehensive overview of a new research area of rapidly growing importance
  • Combines empirical research and mathematical models of credibility evaluation
  • Exemplifies results in various social media like Twitter or Wikipedia
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This book introduces readers to Web content credibility evaluation and evaluation support. It highlights empirical research and establishes a solid foundation for future research by presenting methods of supporting credibility evaluation of online content, together with publicly available datasets for reproducible experimentation, such as the Web Content Credibility Corpus. 

The book is divided into six chapters. After a general introduction in Chapter 1, including a brief survey of credibility evaluation in the social sciences, Chapter 2 presents definitions of credibility and related concepts of truth and trust. Next, Chapter 3 details methods, algorithms and user interfaces for systems supporting Web content credibility evaluation. In turn, Chapter 4 takes a closer look at the credibility of social media, exemplified in sections on Twitter, Q&A systems, and Wikipedia, as well as fake news detection. In closing, Chapter 5 presents mathematical and simulation models of credibility evaluation, before a final round-up of the book is provided in Chapter 6.

Overall, the book reviews and synthesizes the current state of the art in Web content credibility evaluation support and fake news detection. It provides researchers in academia and industry with both an incentive and a basis for future research and development of Web content credibility evaluation support services.


About the authors

Adam Wierzbicki is Professor and Vice-President of the Polish-Japanese Institute for Information Technology. His current research interests focus on social informatics, in particular on credibility, trust management, collective intelligence and fairness in distributed systems, and he has published numerous papers in these areas. In 2011-2015, he has led the Reconcile project which concerned the development of tools for the evaluation of Web content credibility. He is also the Steering Committee Chair of the International Conference on Social Informatics.

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“Misinformation on the Internet, deliberate or merely out of ignorance, is a serious problem and it puts users in the position of needing strong critical thinking skills to sort wheat from chaff. This book will help. It's an impressive exploration of ideas in the area of Web content credibility evaluation support.” (Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist at Google)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Web Content Credibility
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77794-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77794-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77793-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08542-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 221
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
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