An Empirical Study of Seeding Manipulations and Their Prevention

@inproceedings{Russell2011AnES,
  title={An Empirical Study of Seeding Manipulations and Their Prevention},
  author={Tyrel Russell and Peter van Beek},
  booktitle={IJCAI},
  year={2011}
}
It is well known that cheating occurs in sports. In cup competitions, a common type of sports competition, one method of cheating is in manipulating the seeding to unfairly advantage a particular team. Previous empirical and theoretical studies of seeding manipulation have focused on competitions with unrestricted seeding. However, real cup competitions often place restrictions on seedings to ensure fairness, wide geographic interest, and so on. In this paper, we perform an extensive empirical… CONTINUE READING

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