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2011
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Automatically Measuring the Quality of User Generated Content in Forums

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Automatically Measuring the Quality of User Generated Content in Forums
The amount of user generated content on the Web is growing and identifying high quality content in a timely manner has become a problem. Many forums rely on its users to manually rate content quality but this often results in gathering insufficient rating. Automated quality assessment models have largely evaluated linguistic features but these techniques are less adaptive for the diverse writing styles and terminologies used by different forum communities. Therefore, we propose a novel model that evaluates content, usage, reputation, temporal and structural features of user generated content to address these limitations. We employed a rule learner, a fuzzy classifier and Support Vector Machines to validate our model on three operational forums. Our model outperformed the existing models in our experiments and we verified that our performance improvements were statistically significant.
Kevin Chai, Chen Wu, Vidyasagar Potdar, Pedram Hay
Added 12 Dec 2011
Updated 12 Dec 2011
Type Journal
Year 2011
Where AUSAI
Authors Kevin Chai, Chen Wu, Vidyasagar Potdar, Pedram Hayati
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