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ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 2 Issue 1, February 2008

Introduction to special section on adversarial issues in Web search
Marc Najork, Brian D. Davison
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/1326561.1326562

Link analysis for Web spam detection
Luca Becchetti, Carlos Castillo, Debora Donato, Ricardo Baeza-YATES, Stefano Leonardi
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/1326561.1326563

We propose link-based techniques for automatic detection of Web spam, a term referring to pages which use deceptive techniques to obtain undeservedly high scores in search engines. The use of Web spam is widespread and difficult to solve, mostly...

Tracking Web spam with HTML style similarities
Tanguy Urvoy, Emmanuel Chauveau, Pascal Filoche, Thomas Lavergne
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/1326561.1326564

Automatically generated content is ubiquitous in the web: dynamic sites built using the three-tier paradigm are good examples (e.g., commercial sites, blogs and other sites edited using web authoring software), as well as less legitimate...

Detecting splogs via temporal dynamics using self-similarity analysis
Yu-Ru Lin, Hari Sundaram, Yun Chi, Junichi Tatemura, Belle L. Tseng
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1326561.1326565

This article addresses the problem of spam blog (splog) detection using temporal and structural regularity of content, post time and links. Splogs are undesirable blogs meant to attract search engine traffic, used solely for promoting affiliate...

Not quite the average: An empirical study of Web use
Harald Weinreich, Hartmut Obendorf, Eelco Herder, Matthias Mayer
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1326561.1326566

In the past decade, the World Wide Web has been subject to dramatic changes. Web sites have evolved from static information resources to dynamic and interactive applications that are used for a broad scope of activities on a daily basis. To...

Framework for Web service query algebra and optimization
Qi Yu, Athman Bouguettaya
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1326561.1326567

We present a query algebra that supports optimized access of Web services through service-oriented queries. The service query algebra is defined based on a formal service model that provides a high-level abstraction of Web services across an...

Scalable semantic analytics on social networks for addressing the problem of conflict of interest detection
Boanerges Aleman-Meza, Meenakshi Nagarajan, Li Ding, Amit Sheth, I. Budak Arpinar, Anupam Joshi, Tim Finin
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/1326561.1326568

In this article, we demonstrate the applicability of semantic techniques for detection of Conflict of Interest (COI). We explain the common challenges involved in building scalable Semantic Web applications, in particular those addressing...

Adaptive quality of service management for enterprise services
Daniel Gmach, Stefan Krompass, Andreas Scholz, Martin Wimmer, Alfons Kemper
Article No.: 8
DOI: 10.1145/1326561.1326569

In the past, enterprise resource planning systems were designed as monolithic software systems running on centralized mainframes. Today, these systems are (re-)designed as a repository of enterprise services that are distributed throughout the...

Discovering global network communities based on local centralities
Bo Yang, Jiming Liu
Article No.: 9
DOI: 10.1145/1326561.1326570

One of the central problems in studying and understanding complex networks, such as online social networks or World Wide Web, is to discover hidden, either physically (e.g., interactions or hyperlinks) or logically (e.g., profiles or semantics)...