Computing Veracity – the Fourth Challenge of Big Data

#RDSM2015 Workshop Programme

14:00 – 14:10 Welcome and Workshop Aims (Kalina Bontcheva)

Session 1: Verification and Credibility Assessment
Chair: Maria Liakata

14:10 – 14:30 Fact-checking effect on viral hoaxes: A model of misinformation spread in social networks (slides)
Marcella Tambuscio, Giancarlo Ruffo, Alessandro Flammini, Filippo Menczer

14:30 – 14:50 Real-Time News Certification System on Sina Weibo (slides)
Xing Zhou, Juan Cao, Zhiwei Jin, Fei Xie, Yu Su, Dafeng Chu, Xuehui Cao

14:50 – 15:10 Assessment of Tweet Credibility with LDA Features (slides)
Jun Ito, Jing Song, Hiroyuki Toda, Yoshimasa Koike, Satoshi Oyama

15:10 – 15:30 Discriminative Models for Predicting Deception Strategies (slides)
Darren Appling, Erica Briscoe, C.J. Hutto

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30 Invited Talk – REVEAL Project: Trust and Credibility Analysis (slides)
Chair: Arno Scharl

Session 2: Rumour and Spam Detection and Trustworthiness Visualization
Chair: Rob Procter

16:30 – 16:50 Crowdsourced Rumour Identification During Emergencies
Richard Mccreadie, Craig Macdonald, Iadh Ounis

16:50 – 17:05 Detecting singleton review spammers using semantic similarity (slides)
Vlad Sandulescu, Martin Ester

17:05 – 17:20 Visualization of Trustworthiness Graphs (slides)
Stephen Mayhew, Dan Roth

17:20 – 17:30 Closing Discussion

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