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Other research product . Other ORP type . 2018

Examining a hate speech corpus for hate speech detection and popularity prediction

Klubicka, Filip; Fernandez, Raquel;
Open Access
Published: 01 Jan 2018
Publisher: Technological University Dublin
Country: Ireland

As research on hate speech becomes more and more relevant every day, most of it is still focused on hate speech detection. By attempting to replicate a hate speech detection experiment performed on an existing Twitter corpus annotated for hate speech, we highlight some issues that arise from doing research in the field of hate speech, which is essentially still in its infancy. We take a critical look at the training corpus in order to understand its biases, while also using it to venture beyond hate speech detection and investigate whether it can be used to shed light on other facets of research, such as popularity of hate tweets.


hate speech, machine learning, feature analysis, corpus bias, ephemeral data, replicability, Computational Engineering, Digital Humanities, Other Computer Engineering

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Other ORP type . 2018