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ACM Transactions on the Web (TWEB), Volume 9 Issue 1, January 2015

Elastic Personalized Nonfunctional Attribute Preference and Trade-off Based Service Selection
Kenneth K. Fletcher, Xiaoqing F. Liu, Mingdong Tang
Article No.: 1
DOI: 10.1145/2697389

For service users to get the best service that meet their requirements, they prefer to personalize their nonfunctional attributes, such as reliability and price. However, the personalization makes it challenging for service providers to completely...

ReputationPro: The Efficient Approaches to Contextual Transaction Trust Computation in E-Commerce Environments
Haibin Zhang, Yan Wang, Xiuzhen Zhang, Ee-Peng Lim
Article No.: 2
DOI: 10.1145/2697390

In e-commerce environments, the trustworthiness of a seller is utterly important to potential buyers, especially when a seller is not known to them. Most existing trust evaluation models compute a single value to reflect the general...

Active Learning for Web Search Ranking via Noise Injection
Wenbin Cai, Muhan Zhang, Ya Zhang
Article No.: 3
DOI: 10.1145/2697391

Learning to rank has become increasingly important for many information retrieval applications. To reduce the labeling cost at training data preparation, many active sampling algorithms have been proposed. In this article, we propose a novel...

Characterizing Web Censorship Worldwide: Another Look at the OpenNet Initiative Data
Phillipa Gill, Masashi Crete-Nishihata, Jakub Dalek, Sharon Goldberg, Adam Senft, Greg Wiseman
Article No.: 4
DOI: 10.1145/2700339

In this study, we take another look at 5 years of web censorship data gathered by the OpenNet Initiative in 77 countries using user-based testing with locally relevant content. Prior to our work, this data had been analyzed with little automation,...

NautiLOD: A Formal Language for the Web of Data Graph
Valeria Fionda, Giuseppe Pirrò, Claudio Gutierrez
Article No.: 5
DOI: 10.1145/2697393

The Web of Linked Data is a huge graph of distributed and interlinked datasources fueled by structured information. This new environment calls for formal languages and tools to automatize navigation across datasources (nodes in such graph) and...