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Sentiment Analysis in Social Networks by Bing Liu, Enza Messina, Elisabetta Fersini, Federico Alberto Pozzi

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Chapter 9

Opinion Spam Detection in Social Networks

G. Fei; H. Li; B. Liu    University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States

Abstract

As social media websites have emerged as popular platforms for sharing and spreading real-time information on the Internet, impostors see huge opportunities in taking advantage of such systems to spread distorted information. Online social networks and review websites have become targets of opinion spamming. More and more traditional review websites allow users to “friend” or “follow” each other so as to enhance overall user experience. This has brought significant advances of opinion spam detection using users’ social networks or heterogeneous networks of various entities in a broader sense. In ...

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