2012 Awards for Excellence

International Journal of Web Information Systems

ISSN: 1744-0084

Article publication date: 29 March 2013

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(2013), "2012 Awards for Excellence", International Journal of Web Information Systems, Vol. 9 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijwis.2013.36209aaa.002

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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2012 Awards for Excellence

Article Type: 2012 Awards for Excellence From: International Journal of Web Information Systems, Volume 9, Issue 1

The following article was selected for this year's Outstanding Paper Award for International Journal of Web Information Systems

“An experimental system for measuring the credibility of news content in Twitter”

Hend S. Al-KhalifaInformation Technology Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Rasha M. Al-EidanComputer Science Department, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Purpose – Owing to the large amount of information available on Twitter (a micro blogging service) that is not necessarily true or believable, credibility of news published in such an electronic channel has become an important area for investigation in the field of web credibility. This paper aims to address this issue.

Design/methodology/approach – A system was developed to measure the credibility of news content published in Twitter. The system uses two approaches to assign credibility levels (low, high and average) to each tweet. The first approach is based on the similarity between Twitter posts (tweets) and authentic (i.e. verified) news sources. The second approach is based on the similarity with verified news sources in addition to a set of proposed features.

Findings – The evaluations of the two approaches showed that assigning credibility levels to Twitter tweets for the first approach has a higher precision and recall. Additional experiments showed that the linking feature has its impact on the second approach results.

Research limitations/implications – The proposed system is experimental; thus further experiments are needed to prove these findings.

Originality/value – This paper contributes to the research on web credibility. It is believed to be the first which provides a proposed system to evaluate the credibility of Twitter news content automatically.

Keywords Arabic language, Blogs, Communication, Credibility, Information media, Natural language processing, Trust, Twitter, Web content working

www.emeraldinsight.com/10.1108/17440081111141772

This article originally appeared in Volume 7 Number 2, 2011, pp. 130-51 International Journal of Web Information Systems

The following article was selected for this year's Highly Commended Award

“Semantic relatedness measurement based on Wikipedia link co-occurrence analysis”

Masahiro Ito, Kotaro Nakayama, Takahiro Hara and Shojiro Nishio

This article originally appeared in Volume 7 Number 1, 2011, International Journal of Web Information Systems

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