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Ideal spam nullification : understanding the impact of web spam

Jones, Timothy Lee

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Past research in Adversarial Information Retrieval (AIR) has thoroughly addressed the detection of web spam. However, elimination of all detected spam is not the optimum strategy for nullifying spam, as spam documents sometimes help users complete tasks. In this thesis, the impact of web spam in search results is examined and the ideal properties of effective spam nullification are outlined. Evaluation of web spam nullification could be performed using test collections. The properties of a...[Show more]

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Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/150237

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