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Extra seminar: Joel Tetreault - Hate Speech Detection

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Hate speech can be defined as any abusive language directed towards specific minority groups with the intention to demean. While several countries actually protect this type of language under the right to free speech, many internet providers prohibit the use of the language on their properties under their terms of service. The reason for this is that such language makes internet forums and comment sections unwelcoming and thus stunts discussion.

In this talk, we describe preliminary work into detecting hate speech and malicious language on the internet. Specifically, we discuss issues with defining hate speech and its impact on annotation and evaluation, and then describe a statistical classifier for evaluating hate speech comments on comments sections on proprietary news and finance web articles.

Note: The talk has some very sensitive and offensive material in it, just by nature of the topic.

Date: 2014-09-04 15:15 - 16:30

Location: L308, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 8

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