A framework for exploring Gray Web Forums: Analysis of forum-based communities in Taiwan

Jau Hwang Wang, Tianjun Fu, Hong Ming Lin, Hsinchun Chen

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Abstract

This paper examines the "Gray Web Forums" in Taiwan. We study their characteristics and develop an analysis framework for assisting investigations on forum communities. Based on the statistical data collected from online forums, we found that the relationship between a posting and its responses is highly correlated to the forum nature. In addition, hot threads extracted based on the proposed metric can be used to assist analysts in identifying illegal or inappropriate contents. Furthermore, members' roles and activities in a virtual community can be identified by member level analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntelligence and Security Informatics - IEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2006, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages498-503
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)3540344780, 9783540344780
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventIEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2006 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: May 23 2006May 24 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3975 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics, ISI 2006
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period5/23/065/24/06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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