References

@inproceedings{benevenuto09@sigir,
   author    = {F. Benevenuto and T. Rodrigues and V. Almeida and J. Almeida and M. Gonçalves},
   title     = {Detecting Spammers and Content Promoters in Online Video Social Networks},
   booktitle = {Proceedings of the Annual Int’l SIGIR Conference},
   month = {July},
   address = {Boston, MA, USA},
   year      = {2009}
}

@article{benevenuto@tsmcb12,

   author = {Fabr\'{\i}cio Benevenuto and Tiago Rodrigues and Adriano Veloso and Jussara Almeida and Marcos Gonçalves and Virgílio Almeida},

   title = {Practical Detection of Spammers and Content Promoters in Online Video Sharing Systems},

   journal = {IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics - Part B},

   volume = {42},

   number = {3},

   year = {2012},

   pages = {688--701},

   publisher = {IEEE}

}

 

 

If you want to use our dataset, please let us know by email at benevenuto AT gmail.com.



Database

The dataset used in the paper Detecting Spammers and Content Promoters in Online Video Social Networks, published in The 32nd Annual ACM SIGIR Conference (SIGIR'09) - Boston, MA, USA, July 2009, is available. We also published an extended version of this paper in a journal.

The file is in LibSVM input file format. Each line represents a user from our test collection. The first column is the user class (i.e., 1 for promoters, 2 for spammers, and 3 for legitimates) and the subsequent columns are numbered from 1 to 60 and represent the user characteristics as explained in the list below. The attributes from 1 to 42 are video attributes which capture specific properties of the videos uploaded by each user. The set of attributes from 43 to 50 capture the social relationships established between users from video response interaction. Finally, attributes from 50 to 60 are related to individual characteristics of user behavior.

  1. Total number of views of all videos uploaded
  2. Total number of views of all video responses
  3. Total number of views of all responded videos
  4. Total duration of all videos uploaded
  5. Total duration of all video responses
  6. Total duration of all responded videos
  7. Total number of ratings of all videos uploaded
  8. Total number of ratings of all video responses
  9. Total number of ratings of all responded videos
  10. Total number of comments of all videos uploaded
  11. Total number of comments of all video responses
  12. Total number of comments of all responded videos
  13. Total number of times that all videos uploaded were added as favorite
  14. Total number of times that all video responses were added as favorite
  15. Total number of times that all responded videos were added as favorite
  16. Total number of honors of all videos uploaded
  17. Total number of honors of all video responses
  18. Total number of honors of all responded videos
  19. Total number of links of all videos uploaded
  20. Total number of links of all video responses
  21. Total number of links of all responded videos
  22. Average number of views of all videos uploaded
  23. Average number of views of all video responses
  24. Average number of views of all responded videos
  25. Average duration of all videos uploaded
  26. Average duration of all video responses
  27. Average duration of all responded videos
  28. Average number of ratings of all videos uploaded
  29. Average number of ratings of all video responses
  30. Average number of ratings of all responded videos
  31. Average number of comments of all videos uploaded
  32. Average number of comments of all video responses
  33. Average number of comments of all responded videos
  34. Average number of times that all videos uploaded were added as favorite
  35. Average number of times that all video responses were added as favorite
  36. Average number of times that all responded videos were added as favorite
  37. Average number of honors of all videos uploaded
  38. Average number of honors of all video responses
  39. Average number of honors of all responded videos
  40. Average number of links of all videos uploaded
  41. Average number of links of all video responses
  42. Average number of links of all responded videos
  43. Clustering Coefficient
  44. Reciprocity
  45. UserRank
  46. Betweenness
  47. Assortativity: in-in degree
  48. Assortativity: in-out degree
  49. Assortativity: out-in degree
  50. Assortativity: out-out degree
  51. Number of responses posted
  52. Number of responses received
  53. Number of friends
  54. Number of videos watched
  55. Number of videos uploaded
  56. Number of videos added as favorite
  57. Number of subscriptions
  58. Number of subscribers
  59. Maximum number of videos uploaded in 24 hours
  60. Average time between video uploads