Category: Events

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 Members Abstract: Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: it is 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 …

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 DataSkill Tuesday, 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 Read More …

Keynote Talk: DECEPTION and Lie Spotting with Text Analytics

WISSLR 2016: Western Interdisciplinary Student Symposium on Language Research Friday March 4, 2016 @1:20-2:20 p.m. Western University, Arts and Humanities Building, 2R23 Keynote Speaker – Dr. Victoria Rubin “DECEPTION and Lie Spotting with Text Analytics” ABSTRACT: Dr. Victoria Rubin will explore and explain the many types of deception, how deception is studied in various disciplines, Read More …