Category: Blog

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 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 …

Public Talk: Deception Untangled

As a university professor who holds a SSHRC grant, I sometimes take on free public engagements to disseminate the results of our work related to our Digital Deception Detection projects. This time it’s a talk at the Lucan Public Library, located just 25 minutes north of the Western University. I’ll be giving a cumulative summary Read More …

FIMS Graduate Research Day

On April 14, 2016 our lab presented a poster at the FIMS Research Day. The work is based on the project that aims to identify fake news. Satirical news, if mistaken for legitimate reporting, often pose a problem by misleading readers. A full paper associated with this poster is stored in ResearchGate repository. The paper Read More …

Meeting with “the Western Beet”

LiT.RL team meets with A.J. Wineck, a satirical writer who started the Western Beet. [Left to right: Sarah Cornwell, Yimin Chen, Victoria Rubin, A.J. Wineck, and Niall Conroy] Since the summer of 2015 our Deception Detection team has been working on identifying satirical (or fake) news in the stream of legitimate news. In April 2016 we Read More …

Event: Language & Computer Tech Poster Session

Today at Western University Graduate Research Center at FIMS, a group of students in the “Language & Computer Technologies for Libraries and beyond” class (LIS 9732/9832) presented posters on various topics in Natural Language Processing. The student courageously answered audience’s questions, from simple to more complex ones. How do various Language Technologies (L-ITs) work, who 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 Read More …