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IEEE Women in Engineering Talk Well Received

On 23 January 2018 Victoria Rubin was invited to speak to a group of engineering students and researchers. The talk was about creating more morally-savvy natural language processing technologies, for instance, those that could potentially weed out misinformation and disinformation in online news. Rubin noticed 3 alarming trends in online environments: proliferation of misinformation and Read More …

Team Talk at the FIMS Seminar Series

Strategies That Sell: Revealing Deceptive and Misleading Practices in Digital MediaWednesday, March 7, 2018 @12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in FNB 4070Presented by Victoria Rubin, Yimin Chen, Sarah Cornwell, Toluwase Asubiaro and Chris Brogly AbstractIn this team-talk FIMS LiT.RL lab researchers will discuss manipulative components of digital news, from seemingly harmless to potentially misleading and Read More …

Keynote Speech at the Information Without Borders Conference 2018

On February 13, 2018 Dr. Rubin presented at the Information Without Borders Conference. The working title of her talk is The Disinformation Triangle: The Epidemiology of “Fake News”. Draft Abstract: “In 2018 the spread of misinformation and intentionally deceptive information in digital news and social media platforms reached unprecedented volumes. In addition to unintentional inaccuracies Read More …

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 …

London Public Library Specialists’ Guest Talk at Western

Last week we were fortunate to hear from professionals in the field of Library and Information Science about their programming, reference services and collections for non-English speaking population of London, Ontario. Heather LaVallee, Sherwood Branch Supervisor, Jodi Lewis, Jalna Branch Supervisor, and David McCord, LPL Coordinator, Collections Management of the London Public Library gave a team Read More …

Crossing Language Barriers Poster Session at FIMS, Western

Quiz: What languages are the signs in? What do you think they say? Do they have anything in common? “Crossing Language Barriers for Information Provision and Access” Poster SessionTuesday, December 5, 2016  @9:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.FIMS Graduate Library (FIMS & Nursing Building 3020)Please join the Multilingual Information Access class students as they present their Read More …

New Hire at LiT.RL

We welcome our (relatively!) new Graduate Research Assistant, Chris Brogly! Chris joined our team last summer. As of this fall, in the new academic year 2017/2018, he has become a full-time Doctoral Student in the Health Information Science program at FIMS, and he will continue his work at the lab. Chris is implementing the Clickbait Read More …