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ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 4 Issue 2, April 2010

Ads-portal domains: Identification and measurements
Mishari Almishari, Xiaowei Yang
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/1734200.1734201

An ads-portal domain refers to a Web domain that shows only advertisements, served by a third-party advertisement syndication service, in the form of ads listing. We develop a machine-learning-based classifier to identify ads-portal domains, which...

Reporting incentives and biases in online review forums
Radu Jurca, Florent Garcin, Arjun Talwar, Boi Faltings
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/1734200.1734202

Online reviews have become increasingly popular as a way to judge the quality of various products and services. However, recent work demonstrates that the absence of reporting incentives leads to a biased set of reviews that may not reflect the...

Optimal distance bounds for fast search on compressed time-series query logs
Michail Vlachos, Suleyman S. Kozat, Philip S. Yu
Article No.: 6
DOI: 10.1145/1734200.1734203

Consider a database of time-series, where each datapoint in the series records the total number of users who asked for a specific query at an internet search engine. Storage and analysis of such logs can be very beneficial for a search company...

Engineering rich internet applications with a model-driven approach
Piero Fraternali, Sara Comai, Alessandro Bozzon, Giovanni Toffetti Carughi
Article No.: 7
DOI: 10.1145/1734200.1734204

Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) have introduced powerful novel functionalities into the Web architecture, borrowed from client-server and desktop applications. The resulting platforms allow designers to improve the user's experience, by...