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Neural regions associated with retrieval success were identified using event-related fMRI procedures and randomly ordered trials on a recognition memory test. Differences between hits and correct rejections (CRs) occurred multiple regions, including bilateral anterior and right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, bilateral inferior parietal cortex, and right(More)
The Alveo Virtual Laboratory is an eResearch project funded under the Australian Government NeCTAR program to build a platform for collaborative eResearch around data representing human communication and the tools that researchers use in their analysis. The human communication science field is broadly defined to encompass the study of language from various(More)
Meaningful evaluation of web search must take account of spam. Here we conduct a user experiment to investigate whether satisfaction with search engine result pages as a whole is harmed more by spam or by irrelevant documents. On some measures, search result pages are differentially harmed by the insertion of spam and irrelevant documents. Additionally we(More)
Research in the area of adversarial information retrieval has been facilitated by the availability of the UK-2006/UK-2007 collections, comprising crawl data, link graph, and spam labels. However, research into nullifying the negative effect of spam or excessive search engine optimisation (SEO) on the ranking of non-spam pages is not well supported by these(More)
Deliberate degradation of search results is a common tool in user experiments. We degrade high-quality search results by inserting non-relevant documents at different ranks. The effect of these manipulations, on a number of commonly-used metrics, is counter-intuitive: the discount functions implicit in P@k, MRR, NDCG, and others do not account for the true(More)
Web spam potentially causes three deleteri-ous effects: unnecessary work for crawlers and search engines; diversion of traffic away from legitimate businesses ; and annoyance to search engine users through poorer results. Past research on web spam has focused on spamming techniques, spam suppression techniques, and methods for classifying web content as(More)
Past work showed that significant inconsistencies between retrieval results occurred on different test collections, even when one of the test collections contained only a subset of the documents in the other. However, the experimental methodologies in that paper made it hard to determine the cause of the inconsistencies. Using a novel methodology that(More)