10/22/12 – Seminar & Social Hour – Speaker Myle Ott, Computer Science
In today’s internet-driven world, positive reviews are crucial for online retailers to survive. So crucial, that many retailers are paying people to post positive comments about their products and services. Consumers are often persuaded by fictitious comments. To address this problem, Cornell researchers have developed a system for detecting deceptive opinion spam or fictitious opinions that have been deliberately written to sound authentic, in order to deceive the reader. The system involves an algorithm that distinguishes fake from real comments. Come and help us explore the commercial potential of this technology!
October 22nd 5:45 – 7:15 PM
CCTEC office Suite 310
395 Pine Tree Road
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served. Please RSVP to Amanda at email@example.com