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Access to global information is of primary importance in a global world. The Internet contains a huge amount of documents and it has a big potential as a news media, but the key is in the mechanism in which information is accessed. This paper describes a novel idea consisting in combining the potential of both social networks and search engines. The project is still at its preliminary stages and this paper has to be intended as work in progress. We describe here the basic ideas behind a trust ranking algorithm based on the activities and networking performed by users on a social network. We motivate the need for Polidoxa, the combined social network and search engine, and we finally describe the advantages over traditional media, traditional search engine like Google and social network such as Facebook.
Author(s): Mazzara M, Marraffa A, Biselli L, Chiarabini L
Publication type: Report
Publication status: Published
Series Title: School of Computing Science Technical Report Series
Print publication date: 01/06/2011
Source Publication Date: June 2011
Report Number: 1255
Institution: School of Computing Science, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Place Published: Newcastle upon Tyne