Month: April 2016

April 26, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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…

April 14, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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…

April 14, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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…

April 5, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

For his second interview on Gradcast, LiT.RL lab team member, Yimin Chen, returns to talk about our Digital Deception Detection project, funded by the Government of Canada SSHRC Insight Grant awarded to Dr. Victoria Rubin.Yimin makes the case for why everyone would benefit from an “automatic crap detector.” (Audio here.)In many ways, the internet has…

April 5, 2016 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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…