Category: Blog

Media Interest in our Research on Fake News

Here are our lab’s efforts in research dissemination and knowledge mobilization for the SSHRC Insight Grant (#435-2015-0065): Digital Deception Detection: Identifying Deliberate Misinformation in Online News (2015-2018). Background. The Language and Information Technology Research Lab (LiT.RL) was founded in 2009. The lab’s mission is to improve access to information by developing language models, methods, and Read More …

Multilingual Info Access Poster Session was a Success!

Today, on 6 December 2016, 25 language and country combinations were discussed by Master’s students (listed below) at FIMS, Western University. What are the most innovative initiatives in metadata provision in Sweden and the Netherlands? How do governments support the revitalization of resource-scarce languages such as Maori in New Zealand, Gaelic in Scotland, Inuktitut and Read More …

Student Poster Session: Multilingual Access

On December 6th, 2016 (Tue) ⑨:00 – ⑪:50 a.m. we will be holding Student Poster Session on MULTILINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS in various global contexts. Western FIMS & Linguistics and broader community welcome! See course description here. Location: Graduate Research Center, Faculty of Information Media Studies, 2nd floor, North Campus Building, Western University. See our posters Read More …

The Politics of Internet Memes

by Yimin Chen, LIS PhD Candidate. In his opening monologue to the first Saturday Night Live broadcast following the 2016 US election, comedian Dave Chappelle admonished his viewers for electing “an internet troll as our president.” And, indeed, trolls may have influenced this election to an unprecedented degree. Like any electoral competition, this one featured Read More …

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 …