Adult content is pervasive on the Web, has been a driving factor in the adoption of the Internet medium. It is responsible for a significant fraction of traffic and revenues, yet rarely attracts attention in research. We propose that the research questions surrounding adult content access behaviors are unique, and we believe interesting and valuable research in this area can be done ethically. The workshop on Search and Exploration of X-Rated Information (SEXI) addresses these issues for information access tasks related to adult content.
In: Proceedings of the sixth ACM international conference on Web Search and Data Mining (WSDM '13), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2013, pp. 795–796; Workshop report in SIGIR Forum Vol. 47 No. 1