Publication Date

Fall 2020

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Science


Computer Science

First Advisor

Xin Chen, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Soon-Ok Park, Ph.D

Third Advisor

Alex Liu


The project is to build the Better Reviews web application, and it is important because a web application helps businesses to target and reach potential and existing customers easily and quickly. The web application will be a yelp-like application where registered users can rate and review new or existing businesses. Here we have Admin role which has the fore-most access to the website, who has the privilege to manage the infrastructure as well as monitor the performance. Another role is that a User can have the ability to register as a business owner for an existing or new business. The Business owner role is distinct from the reviewer role such that the business owner will appear as an agent of the business and be able to respond to review feedback.