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Web Spam



Year of publication 2013
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the 8th Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC-8) @Corpus Linguistics 2013
Description Web spam is getting worse. The biggest difference between our 2008 and 2012 corpora, both crawled in the same way, is web spam. In this paper we talk about what it is, with examples and a discussion of the overlap with ‘legitimate’ marketing material, and present some ideas about how we might identify it automatically in order to filter it out of our web corpora. We also present some linguistic observations that could prove useful for spam identification, and some data relating to changes we have observed between 2008 and 2012.
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