Detecting Automation of Twitter Accounts: Are You a Human, Bot, or Cyborg?

@article{Chu2012DetectingAO,
  title={Detecting Automation of Twitter Accounts: Are You a Human, Bot, or Cyborg?},
  author={Zi Chu and Steven Gianvecchio and Haining Wang and S. Jajodia},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing},
  year={2012},
  volume={9},
  pages={811-824}
}
Twitter is a new web application playing dual roles of online social networking and microblogging. [...] Key Method Based on the measurement results, we propose a classification system that includes the following four parts: 1) an entropy-based component, 2) a spam detection component, 3) an account properties component, and 4) a decision maker. It uses the combination of features extracted from an unknown user to determine the likelihood of being a human, bot, or cyborg. Our experimental evaluation…Expand
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