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Publication Citation: Is spam an issue for opinionated blog post search?

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Author(s): Ian M. Soboroff; Craig Macdonald; Iadh Ounis;
Title: Is spam an issue for opinionated blog post search?
Published: July 19, 2009
Abstract: In opinion-finding, the retrieval system is tasked with re- trieving not just relevant documents, but those that also express an opinion towards the query target entity. This task has been studied in the context of the blogosphere by groups participating in the TREC Blog track in recent years. Spam blogs (splogs) are thought to be a problem on the blo- gosphere. In this poster, we investigate the extent to which spam has affected the retrieval systems of the participating groups over the three years of the TREC Blog track opinion- finding task.
Conference: ACM SIGIR 2009
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 32nd Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development Information Retrieval
Pages: 2 pp.
Location: Boston, MA
Dates: July 19-23, 2009
Keywords: blog search; information retrieval; search effectiveness; spam
Research Areas: Information Processing Systems, Information Delivery Systems, Data Mining