May 10, 2005
First International Workshop on Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web (May 10-14, 2005 - Chiba, Japan)
Search is the single most common application used on the Web. The attraction of hundreds of millions of searches per day provides significant incentive to content providers to do whatever necessary to rank highly in search engine results. The use of techniques that push rankings higher than they belong is often called spamming a search engine. Such methods typically include textual as well as link-based techniques. Like e-mail spam, search engine spam is a form of adversarial information retrieval; the conflicting goals of accurate results of search providers and high positioning by content providers provides an interesting and real-world environment to study techniques in optimization, obfuscation, and reverse engineering, in addition to the application of information retrieval and classification.
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