Project Management

Web Spam: A Survey With Vision for the Archivist

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Executive Summary

While Web archive quality is endangered by Web spam, a side effect of the high commercial value of top-ranked search-engine results, so far Web spam filtering technologies are rarely used by Web archivists. This paper makes the first attempt to disseminate existing methodology and envision a solution for Web archives to share knowledge and unite efforts in Web spam hunting. It surveys the state of the art in Web spam filtering illustrated by the recent Web spam challenge data sets and techniques and describe the filtering solution for archives envisioned in the LiWA - Living Web Archives project.

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