Credibility Assessment On Twitter Through Development Of A Practical Approach Of Solving The Problem

964 WordsDec 1, 20154 Pages
This paper dwells on the topic of credibility assessment on Twitter through development of a practical approach of solving the problem. The analysis is capped by a description of the design process involved in creating a classifier that is used for automatic credibility assessment in real time. Furthermore the author proposes implementation of a tool known that is able to give credibility scores on tweets in the native Twitter interface. With the growth of the internet, information dissemination has grown cheaper meaning that users can get access to information from any part of the planet from PCs and smartphones. This has in turn led to question marks in the information being disseminated through the internet given that there is no central figure to provide oversight or editorial work on content. This is especially the case with micro blogging websites like Twitter that are being leveraged as sources of information. Researchers have previously established that Twitter can be used in cases of emergency given that it can reduces the time in communication and in turns facilitates mitigation of such events. The challenge in this creative way of improving communication is in the difficulty in assessing credibility of information being posted a feat that is solved for by the ideas presented in this paper. The task tackled here is improving efficiency in real time Twitter credibility scoring systems There have been lots of studies on credibility and trust in a wide array of

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