In online reviews, patterns in vocabulary can betray deceit
SN Prime | September 12, 2011 | Vol. 1, No. 13
My room at the Hotel Monaco in Chicago was small, but not cramped. There’s a decent attached restaurant and a free evening wine hour in the ornate — yet cozy, thanks to the working fireplace — lobby. The hotel is a few blocks from the convention center, ideal for a reporter covering a scientific conference. I know, because I was there. But how do you know I was there?
Look closely at my review. Online reviews are littered with linguistic clues that separate legitimate reviews from the fakes, new research reveals. And we should