Researchers Cooperate to Create Better Ways of Finding Reliable Information Online

By VINCENT KIERNAN
Researchers from two universities are working together to develop technology and techniques for assessing the credibility of information on the World Wide Web.
The researchers, from Syracuse University and the University of Washington, have received a grant to establish a Web site called the Credibility Commons. On the site, the researchers will share computer programs that they and others have written to help users find credible online information. They also plan to gather feedback from Internet users on the ease and reliability of various methods for finding information on the Web, such as using search engines and posting questions on blogs.
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