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Elena Štefancová

Elena Štefancová
Kempelen Institute of Intelligent Technologies

Master of Engineering


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Publications (8)
Conference Paper
In this paper, we describe a black-box sockpuppeting audit which we carried out to investigate the creation and bursting dynamics of misinformation filter bubbles on YouTube. Pre-programmed agents acting as YouTube users stimulated YouTube's recommender systems: they first watched a series of misinformation promoting videos (bubble creation) and th...
False information has a significant negative influence on individuals as well as on the whole society. Especially in the current COVID-19 era, we witness an unprecedented growth of medical misinformation. To help tackle this problem with machine learning approaches, we are publishing a feature-rich dataset of approx. 317k medical news articles/blog...
The negative effects of misinformation filter bubbles in adaptive systems have been known to researchers for some time. Several studies investigated, most prominently on YouTube, how fast a user can get into a misinformation filter bubble simply by selecting wrong choices from the items offered. Yet, no studies so far have investigated what it take...
This work deals with time-aware recommender systems in a domain of location-based social networks, such as Yelp or Foursquare. We propose a novel method to recommend Points of Interest (POIs) which considers their yearly seasonality and long-term trends. In contrast to the existing methods, we model these temporal aspects specifically for individua...
User Experience is one of the most important criteria when designing and testing user interfaces with emotions as its essential element. To assess, how emotions could be used for automatic detection of usability issues, we carried out a user study with a website which included intentionally inserted usability issues. We classified valence of emotio...


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