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LiT.RL presents at 2017 Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences, Toronto

The lab had several presentations at the Annual Conference of The Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS2017) and at the the Annual Conference of Canadian Communication Association Conference (CCA2017) at Ryerson University, Toronto, May 31 – June 2, 2017. Both conferences were part of the Annual Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. The city looked Read More …

Satire Detector Launched

Satire Detector was officially released on April 10, 2017. It is a part of a study at Western University. If you’d like to participate, you could experiment with the tool by submitting some news pieces for us to determine whether they are satirical or legitimate news. It would greatly help us in improving our training Read More …

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 …