Trustworthiness Analysis of Web Search Results

  • Satoshi Nakamura
  • Shinji Konishi
  • Adam Jatowt
  • Hiroaki Ohshima
  • Hiroyuki Kondo
  • Taro Tezuka
  • Satoshi Oyama
  • Katsumi Tanaka
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4675)

Abstract

Increased usage of Web search engines in our daily lives means that the trustworthiness of searched results has become crucial. User studies on the usage of search engines and analysis of the factors used to determine trust that users have in search results are described in this paper. Based on the analysis, we developed a system to help users determine the trustworthiness of Web search results by computing and showing each returned page’s topic majority, topic coverage, locality of supporting pages (i.e., pages linked to each search result) and other information. The measures proposed in the paper can be applied to the search of Web-based libraries or can be useful in the usage of digital library search systems.

Keywords

Web search trustworthiness page locality user study 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Satoshi Nakamura
    • 1
  • Shinji Konishi
    • 1
  • Adam Jatowt
    • 1
  • Hiroaki Ohshima
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Kondo
    • 1
  • Taro Tezuka
    • 1
  • Satoshi Oyama
    • 1
  • Katsumi Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Social Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo, Kyoto 606-8501Japan

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