WebQuality 2014 will be held at WWW 2014.
The Web and social media are growing both in size and complexity, as well as playing an increasing role in our lives. Finding relevant, timely and trustworthy content in a sea of seemingly irrelevant chatter remains a challenging research issue. On one hand, this workshop deals with the more blatant and malicious attempts that deteriorate web quality such as spam, plagiarism, or various forms of abuse and ways to prevent them or neutralize their impact on users' experience. On the other hand, it will also provide a venue for exchanging ideas on quantifying and modeling issues of content quality, credibility and author reputation.
The objective of the workshop is to provide the research communities working on web quality topics with a survey of current problems and potential solutions. It presents an opportunity for close interaction between researchers and practitioners who may be focused on isolated sub-areas. We also want to gather crucial feedback for the academic community from participants representing major industry players on how web content quality research can contribute to practice.
- "Defending Imitating Attacks in Web Credibility Evaluation Systems" (full paper) [slides] [paper]
Xin Liu, Radoslaw Nielek, Adam Wierzbicki and Karl Aberer
- "Cross-Lingual Web Spam Classification" (full paper) [paper]
Andras Garzo, Balint Daroczy, Tamas Kiss, David Siklosi and Andras A. Benczur
- "Russian web spam evolution: Yandex experience" (short paper) [slides] [paper]
Sergey Pevtsov and Sergey Volkov
- "Graph-based Malware Distributors Detection" (short paper) [slides] [paper]
Andrei Venzhega, Polina Zhinalieva and Nikolay Suboch
- "Quality-biased Ranking for Queries with Commercial Intent" (short paper) [slides] [paper]
Alexander Shishkin, Polina Zhinalieva and Kirill Nikolaev
- "On the Subjectivity and Bias of Web Content Credibility Evaluations" (full paper) [slides] [paper]
Michal Kakol, Michal Jankowski-Lorek, Katarzyna Abramczuk, Adam Wierzbicki and Michele Catasta
- "Trustworthiness criteria for supporting users to assess the credibility of Web Information" (full paper) [slides] [paper]
Jarutas Pattanaphanchai, Kieron O'Hara and Wendy Hall
- "Automatically Generated Spam Detection Based on Sentence-level Topic Information" (short paper) [paper]
Yoshihiko Suhara, Hiroyuki Toda, Shuichi Nishioka and Seiji Susaki