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A Neuro-Fuzzy Approach to Detect Rumors in Online Social Networks
Srinivasan S,
Published in IGI Global
Volume: 17
Issue: 1
Pages: 64 - 82
Along with true information, rumors spread in online social networks (OSN) on an unprecedented scale. In recent days, rumor identification gains more interest among the researchers. Finding rumors also poses other critical challenges like noisy and imprecise input data, data sparsity, and unclear interpretations of the output. To address these issues, we propose a neuro-fuzzy classification approach called the neuro-fuzzy rumor detector (NFRD) to automatically identify the rumors in OSNs. NFRD quickly transforms the input to fuzzy rules which classify the rumor. Neural networks handle larger input data. Fuzzy systems are better in handling uncertainty and imprecision in input data by producing fuzzy rules that effectively eliminate the unclear inputs. NFRD also considers the semantic aspects of information to ensure better classification. The neuro-fuzzy approach addresses the most common problems such as uncertainty elimination, noise reduction, and quicker generalization. Experimental results show the proposed approach performs well against state-of-the-art rumor detecting techniques.
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JournalInternational Journal of Web Services Research
PublisherIGI Global
Open Access0