The Fifth Elephant 2015

A conference on data, machine learning, and distributed and parallel computing

Reviews and Ratings Spam Detection

Submitted by Mohit Kumar (@mohitkum) on Monday, 15 June 2015

Section: Crisp Talk Technical level: Intermediate


The audience will be able to walk away with a summary view of the state-of-the-art techniques in reviews and rating spam detection and their application at Flipkart.


Reviews and ratings are a critical input into decision making across various domains for eg, restaurants reviews in Zomato/Yelp, product/seller reviews in E-Commerce. Due to their importance in decision making, reviews/ratings are targeted by spammers for promoting or demoting certain products or businesses. This talk will:
a) summarise the state-of-the-art in reviews and ratings spam detection.
b) share insights around application of these ideas at Flipkart.

Speaker bio

Disha Makhija, Data Scientist, Flipkart
Mohit Kumar, Data Scientist, Flipkart


  • ashish bhutani (@ashishbhutani) 4 years ago

    Interesting stuff!! +1 for this.

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