Graph regularization methods for web spam detection

Jacob Abernethy, Olivier Chapelle, Carlos Castillo

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We present an algorithm, witch, that learns to detect spam hosts or pages on the Web. Unlike most other approaches, it simultaneously exploits the structure of the Web graph as well as page contents and features. The method is efficient, scalable, and provides state-of-the-art accuracy on a standard Web spam benchmark.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-225
Number of pages19
JournalMachine Learning
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Adversarial information retrieval
  • Graph regularization
  • Spam detection
  • Web spam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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Abernethy, J., Chapelle, O., & Castillo, C. (2010). Graph regularization methods for web spam detection. Machine Learning, 81(2), 207-225.