Health-related spammer detection on chinese social media

Xinhuan Chen, Yong Zhang, Jennifer Xu, Chunxiao Xing, Hsinchun Chen

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Abstract

Weibo (Chinese microblog) has become a popular social media platform for users to share health-related information. However, illegitimate users or spammers often generate and spread false or misleading health information so as to advertise and attract more attention. To address this issue, we propose a healthrelated spammer detection approach on Chinese social media. Our approach is a deep belief network (DBN) based model incorporating a comprehensive feature set, including burstiness-based features, profile-based features, and content-based features, to identify spammers who spread misleading health-related information. Especially, we create a medical and health domain lexicon to better extract content-based features. The experimental results show the approach achieves an F1 score of 86% in detecting spammer and significantly outperforms the benchmark methods using baseline features.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages284-295
Number of pages12
Volume9545
ISBN (Print)9783319291741
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2015 - Phoenix, United States
Duration: Nov 17 2015Nov 18 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9545
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

OtherInternational Conference for Smart Health, ICSH 2015
CountryUnited States
CityPhoenix
Period11/17/1511/18/15

Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Deep belief network
  • Health
  • Spammer detection
  • Weibo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Chen, X., Zhang, Y., Xu, J., Xing, C., & Chen, H. (2016). Health-related spammer detection on chinese social media. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 9545, pp. 284-295). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9545). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-29175-8_27