Month: April 2017

April 19, 2017 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

If you regularly read online news in English and are familiar with the term “clickbait,” we would like to invite you to take part in a study on perceptions of news headlines. If you are interested and agree to participate, you would be asked to take part in a face-to-face interview and a news headline…

April 12, 2017 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

Satire Detector has been now released. It’s phrased as a study at Western University. Would you like to try it out? Play with the tool. It greatly helps to improve out training model of satirical news. We are learning how to tell whether a news piece is legitimate or satirical. Access at http://satiredetector.fims.uwo.ca/lies.html

April 12, 2017 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

May 9th, 2017 Update. Sorry the position has been filled. No more applications accepted.I’m looking to hire a new graduate assistant, a Western student, who can do web development and has basic understanding of natural language processing and machine learning. Willingness to learn is key! Please go to the Western Employment Opportunities site to apply.Below…

April 12, 2017 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

After over year of R&D and testing, our lab has produced an automated Satire Detector tool, currently available online for you to try on PC or mobile! What does Satire Detector do? It distinguishes legitimate news from satirical fakes. The link: http://satiredetector.fims.uwo.ca/lies.htmlWhat is Satire Detector?1. It’s a stand alone tool with a potential to be…

April 12, 2017 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

The busy first term in our new building is coming to its close! Take a look at an artistic rendering of the new facilities, and compare it to the actual photograph.Another good news is that we, at LiT.RL, as a group, now have a shared research lab space at this new FIMS & Nursing Building….

April 12, 2017 Rubin, Victoria No comments exist

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 software…