Detecting online hate speech using context aware models Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • © 2018 Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). All rights reserved. In the wake of a polarizing election, the cyber world is laden with hate speech. Context accompanying a hate speech text is useful for identifying hate speech, which however has been largely overlooked in existing datasets and hate speech detection models. In this paper, we provide an annotated corpus of hate speech with context information well kept. Then we propose two types of hate speech detection models that incorporate context information, a logistic regression model with context features and a neural network model with learning components for context. Our evaluation shows that both models outperform a strong baseline by around 3% to 4% in Fl score and combining these two models further improve the performance by another 7% in Fl score.

author list (cited authors)

  • Gao, L., & Huang, R.

publication date

  • January 2017