Category: Announcements

Rubin Received 2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Victoria Rubin is a proud recipient of the 2016 FIMS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the academic development of students in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies” at Western. Please see Teaching Philosophy, courses taught, and student supervision in the LiT.RL lab. “Much gratitude to my colleagues Read More …

Mediations Team-Talk @Western: Fake News or Truth?

“Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News” Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Middlesex College, Room 6 @ Western Presented by Dr. Victoria Rubin, Niall Conroy, Yimin Chen and Sarah Cornwell Responses from: Meredith Levine and Victoria O’MearaAbstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: Read More …

Silverman, Buzzfeed Canada, on Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation

Craig Silverman, the Founding Editor of Buzzfeed Canada, will deliver the Fall 2016 Clissold Lecture entitled “Spreading the Truth in an Age of Viral Misinformation”.Location: Rm. 3345, Somerville House at Western, London, ON. Time: November 1, 2016 @ 5pm.Mark Rayner, the Program Coordinator & Committee Chair for the Master of Media in Journalism & Communication Read More …

Upcoming Talk @ Mediations, Western

[Image caption: “Prototype of a system in R&D”]Save the Date: “Fake News or Truth? Using Satirical Cues to Detect Potentially Misleading News”Thursday, October 20, 2016, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.Western University, London, Room (TBA)Presented by LiT.RL Team MembersAbstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: it is a type of deception that intentionally Read More …

Visit from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

LiT.RL received a visit from Professors Tan Seng Chee, Kevin Hartman, and Betsy Ng, researchers at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The conversation focused on how technology can be used to assess different forms of learning, and how to improve writing and citation skills in classroom settings.Dr. Tan’s research interests include Computer-Supported Collaborative Read More …

LiT.RL Lab New Team Members

LiT.RL has restarted its regular fall 2016 lab meetings and reinvigorating research activities. We welcome back Sarah Cornwell, previously part of the team as a Master’s student in Linguistic, now in her new capacity as a graduate research assistant at the doctoral level! We also welcome our newest team member, Toluwas Asubiaro (Tolu), as a Read More …

Poster Session: Language & Computer Tech

Western University, North Campus Building, FIMS, Graduate Research Center (2nd floor) Tuesday, April 5th @ 9:00 – 11:50 a.m. You are invited to the end-of-course student poster session in which the participating students will be surveying and discussing Natural Language Processing applications and how they can be of use in libraries, or to information professionals Read More …

Podcast On Trolling by Yimin Chen

In this podcast (http://gradcastradio.podbean.com/e/gradcast-52-trolling-yimin-chen/), LiT.RL lab team member, Yimin Chen, traces the history of internet trolling and explores some of the problematic implications of this controversial subject. Below is a brief description from Yimin.”Broadly defined, “internet trolling” describes a spectrum of behaviours aimed at disrupting online communities and communications via inflammatory or provocative comments and Read More …

Invited Talk: From Data to Business Value

“From Data to Business Value: Principles, Technologies and Organizational Forms”An invited talk by Dimitri Popolov, PhD, Data Scientist & Architect at DataSkillTuesday, March 15th, @ 10:30-11:50, North Campus Building (NCB) #293  Outline:Principles of data processing from human-computer interaction viewpoint.Technologies.Current buzz words for data processing demystified. Organizations.What type of organization you might find yourself working for: IT Read More …