Spotting Fake Online Product Reviews • Dr. Bing Liu's Research Presented at WWW2012

UIC Computer Science Professor Bing Liu recently had a paper that he co-authored with UIC graduate student Arjun Mukherjee and Google researcher Natalie Glance, presented at the 21st International World Wide Web Conference (WWW2012) in Lyon, France.

Dr. Liu's paper, titled Spotting Fake Reviewer Groups in Consumer Reviews, presents a novel relation-based algorithm known as GSRank (Group Spam Rank) for detecting and filtering out inappropriate or fraudulent online reviews, also known as opinion spam. Opinion spam is becoming ever more problematic for both consumers looking for genuine product reviews and for retailers / manufacturers looking to ensure their products and services are not targeted for negative reviews by malicious spammers.

Dr. Liu is a leading researcher on text analytics and sentiment analysis on the World Wide Web whose work has been sponsored by both Microsoft and Google.  His research has also been cited in publications such as the New York Times, BusinessWeek and The Economist, to name a few.  

A recent interview given by Dr. Liu in advance of the Sentiment Analysis Symposium (May 8, 2012 - New York, NY) where he will be a featured speaker can be found by clicking here.

To learn more about Dr. Liu's research interests and current projects, please visit his website by clicking here.