AAAI Publications, Fifth International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

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How Bad Do You Spell?: The Lexical Quality of Social Media
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Luz Rello

Last modified: 2011-07-06


In this study we present an analysis of the lexical quality of social media in the Web, focusing on the Web 2.0, social networks, blogs and micro-blogs, multimedia and opinions. We find that blogs and social networks are the main players and also the main contributors to the bad lexical quality of the Web. We also compare our results with the rest of the Web finding that in general social media has worse lexical quality than the average Web and that their quality is one order of magnitude worse than high quality sites.

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