Distinguished Lecture Series presents Divesh Srivastava

Distinguished Lecture Series presents Divesh Srivastava, "Dependence and Truth".

  • Date: December 7, 2009
  • Time: 4:00 pm
  • Location: CSIC Building, Room 1115

The Web has enabled the availability of a huge amount of useful information, but has also eased the ability to spread false information and rumors across multiple sources, making it hard to distinguish between what is true and what is not. Since it is important to permit the expression of dissenting and conflicting opinions, it would be a fallacy to try to ensure that the Web provides only consistent information. However, to help in separating the wheat from the chaff, it is essential to be able to determine dependence between sources. Given the huge number of data sources and the vast volume of conflicting data available on the Web, doing so in a scalable manner is very challenging. Read more...

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