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Contextual feature based one-class classifier approach for detecting video response spam on YouTube

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dc.contributor.author Chaudhary, Vidushi
dc.contributor.author Sureka, Ashish (Advisor)
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-26T18:53:01Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-26T18:53:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013-03-26T18:53:01Z
dc.identifier.uri https://repository.iiitd.edu.in/jspui/handle/123456789/79
dc.description.abstract YouTube is one of the largest video sharing websites (with social networking features) on the Internet. The immense popularity of YouTube, anonymity and low publication barrier has resulted in several forms of misuse and video pollution such as uploading of malicious, copyright violated and spam video or content. YouTube has a popular feature (commonly used) called as video response which allows users to post a video response to an uploaded or existing video. Some of the popular videos on YouTube receive thousands of video responses. We have observed the presence of opportunistic users posting unrelated, promotional, pornographic videos (spam videos posted manually or using automated scripts) as video responses to existing videos. We present a method of mining YouTube to automatically detect video response spam. We formulate the problem of video response spam detection as a one-class classi cation problem (a recognition task) and divide the problem into three sub-problems: promotional video recognition, pornographic or dirty video recognition and automated script or botnet uploader recognition. We create a sample dataset of target class videos for each of the three sub-problems and identify contextual features (meta-data based or non-content based features) characterizing the target class. Our empirical analysis reveals that certain linguistic features (presence of certain terms in the title or description), temporal features, popularity based features, time based features can be used to predict the video type. We identify features with discriminatory powers and use it within a one-class classi cation framework to recognize video response spam. We conduct a series of experiments to validate the proposed approach and present evidences to demonstrate the e ectiveness of the proposed solution with more than 80% accuracy. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Spam detection en_US
dc.subject YouTube en_US
dc.subject One-class classifier en_US
dc.subject Social-media analytic en_US
dc.subject Video re-sponse spam detection en_US
dc.subject Classifier feature evaluation and selection en_US
dc.title Contextual feature based one-class classifier approach for detecting video response spam on YouTube en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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