Given Myanmar’s historical and socio-political context, hate speech spread on social media have escalated into offline unrest and violence. This paper presents findings from our remote study on the automatic detection of hate speech online in Myanmar. We argue that effectively addressing this problem will require community-based approaches that combine the knowledge of context experts with machine learning tools that can analyze the vast amount of data produced. To this end, we develop a systematic process to facilitate this collaboration covering key aspects of data collection, annotation, and model validation strategies. We highlight challenges in this area stemming from small and imbalanced datasets, the need to balance non-glamorous data work and stakeholder priorities, and closed data sharing practices. Stemming from these findings, we discuss avenues for further work in developing and deploying hate speech detection systems for low-resource languages.
It is great to see someone who has done so much for Computational Journalism, continue to support it this way. Thanks Krishna Bharat. Friday, November 1, 2019The creator of Google News has endowed a new faculty chair position in computational journalism at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing. Krishna Bharat – Georgia Tech alumnus (MS CS […]
Paper Abstract We propose to leverage concept-level representations for complex event recognition in photographs given limited training examples. We introduce a novel framework to discover event concept attributes from the web and use that to extract semantic features from images and classify them into social event categories with few training examples. Discovered concepts include a variety of objects, scenes, […]
Source: 2015 C+J Symposium Participated the 4th Computation+Journalism Symposium, October 2-3, in New York, NY at The Brown Institute for Media Innovation Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University. Keynotes were Lada Adamic (Facebook) and Chris Wiggins (Columbia, NYT), with 2 curated panels and 5 sessions of peer-reviewed papers.Past Symposiums were held in
Presentation at Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrücken (2015): "Video Analysis and Enhancement"
Video Analysis and Enhancement: Spatio-Temporal Methods for Extracting Content from Videos and Enhancing Video Output Irfan Essa (prof.irfanessa.com) Georgia Institute of Technology School of Interactive Computing Hosted by Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik in Saarbrucken (Bernt Schiele, Director of Computer Vision and Multimodal Computing) Abstract In this talk, I will start with describing the pervasiveness of image and video content, […]
Dagstuhl Workshop 2015: "Modeling and Simulation of Sport Games, Sport Movements, and Adaptations to Training"
Participated in the Dagstuhl Workshop on “Modeling and Simulation of Sports Games, Sport Movements, and Adaptations to Training” at the Dagstuhl Castle, September 13 – 16, 2015. Motivation Source: Schloss Dagstuhl : Seminar HomepagePast Seminars on this topic include
William Mong Distinguished Lecture at the University of Hong Kong on "Video Cameras are Everywhere: Data-Driven Methods for Video Analysis and Enhancement"
Abstract In this talk, I will start by describing the pervasiveness of image and video content and how such content is growing with the ubiquity of cameras. I will use this to motivate the need for better tools for the analysis and enhancement of video content. I will start with some of our earlier work […]
Hosted the 3rd Computation + Journalism Symposium 2014 at The Brown Institute for Media Innovation in the Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA, on October 24-25. It was a huge success with about 250 attendees, and mixture of invited panels and contributed papers. More details below: Symposium Website AJR’s preview of the C+J Event by […]
Computational Journalist Nick Diakopoulos Appointed Assistant Professor at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, U of Maryland
Congratulations to my Ph. D. Student Nicholas Diakopoulos and best wishes on his new position. COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Computational journalist Nicholas A. Diakopoulos will be the newest assistant professor at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Dean Lucy Dalglish announced the appointment today. …. With a background in computer science and human-computer interaction, Diakopoulos […]