In this paper, an IT artifact instantiation (i.e. software prototype) to support decision making in the field of financial market surveillance, is presented and evaluated. This artifact utilizes a qualitative multi-attribute model to identify situations in which prices of single stocks are affected by fraudsters who aggressively advertise the stock. A quantitative evaluation of the instantiated IT artifact, based on voluminous and heterogeneous data including data from social media, is provided. The empirical results indicate that the developed IT artifact instantiation can provide support for identifying such malicious situations. Given this evidence, it can be shown that the developed solution is able to utilize massive and heterogeneous data, including user-generated content from financial blogs and news platforms, to provide practical decision support in the field of market surveillance.
Alić, Irina, "Supporting Financial Market Surveillance: An IT Artifact Evaluation" (2015). BLED 2015 Proceedings. 36.