Category: Events

Talk at IEEE Women in Engineering: Algorithms with a Moral Compass

Come join the London sections of IEEE Women in Engineering, IEEE Computer Society, and IEEE Young Professionals for “Algorithms with a Moral Compass: Detecting Lies, Satire, and Clickbait” with Victoria Rubin, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Information & Media Studies and Director of Language & Information Technology Research Lab, Western University. When: Tuesday, Jan. Read More …

Panel on “Accountability & Transparency in News”, Western University, London

The panel on “Accountability and Transparency in News Media in an Era of ‘Alternative Facts’ ” was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, as part of the Western University Homecoming events. It was moderated by Paul Benedetti, a reporter and a columnist with the Hamilton Spectator as well as FIMS journalism instructor. Panelists included Sylvia 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 around campus!Below 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 …

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 …

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 …