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An Information Nutritional Label for Online Documents

Fuhr, Norbert and Giachanou, Anastasia and Grefenstette, Gregory and Gurevych, Iryna and Hanselowski, Andreas and Jarvelin, Kalervo and Jones, Rosie and Liu, Yiqun and Mothe, Josiane and Nejdl, Wolfgang and Peters, Isabella and Stein, Benno An Information Nutritional Label for Online Documents. (2017) SIGIR Forum, 51 (3). 46-66. ISSN 0163-5840

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1145/3190580.3190588


With the proliferation of online information sources, it has become more and more difficult to judge the trustworthiness of news found on the Web. The beauty of the web is its openness, but this openness has lead to a proliferation of false and unreliable information, whose presentation makes it difficult to detect. It may be impossible to detect what is “real news” and what is “fake news” since this discussion ultimately leads to a deep philosophical discussion of what is true and what is false. However, recent advances in natural language processing allow us to analyze information objectively according to certain objective criteria (for example, the number of spelling errors). Here we propose creating an “information nutrition label” that we can automatically generated for any online text. Among others, the label provides information on the following computable criteria: factuality, virality, opinion, controversy, authority, technicality, and topicality. With this label, we hope to help readers make more informed judgments about the items they read.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:This proposition is the result of a workshop held during the Dagstuhl Seminar number 17301 on User-Generated Content in Social Media, July 23 28, 2017. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3190588
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:14 Oct 2019 11:38

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