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The GEM Benchmark: Natural Language Generation, its Evaluation and Metrics
GEM, a living benchmark for natural language Generation (NLG), its Evaluation, and Metrics, is introduced and the description of the data for the 2021 shared task at the associated GEM Workshop is described.
TeamUNCC@LT-EDI-EACL2021: Hope Speech Detection using Transfer Learning with Transformers
The approach towards utilizing pre-trained models for the task of hope speech detection in English and the approach to fine-tuning XLM-RoBERTa for Hope Speech detection in Tamil and Malayalam, two low resource Indic languages are described.
Emoji Usage Across Platforms: A Case Study for the Charlottesville Event
Emoji usage patterns across two social media platforms are studied, finding that Gab tends to comparatively use more emotionally charged emoji, but also seems more apathetic towards the violence during the event, while Twitter takes a more empathetic approach to the event.
On the Need for Thoughtful Data Collection for Multi-Party Dialogue: A Survey of Available Corpora and Collection Methods
This survey, the first survey to focus exclusively on multi-party dialogue corpora, is presented to motivate research in this area and identifies desiderata and guiding principles for multi- party data collection to contribute further towards advancing this area of dialogue research.
Community Connect: A Mock Social Media Platform to Study Online Behavior
- Khyati Mahajan, Sourav Roy Choudhury, Sara M. Levens, T. Gallicano, Samira Shaikh
- Computer ScienceWSDM
- 8 March 2021
The key distinguishing factor of Community Connect is the ability to control the visibility of user posts based on the groups they belong to, allowing careful and controlled investigation into how information propagates through a social network.
Towards Understanding How Emojis Express Solidarity in Crisis Events
Studying The Effect of Emotional and Moral Language on Information Contagion during the Charlottesville Event
We highlight the contribution of emotional and moral language towards information contagion online. We find that retweet count on Twitter is significantly predicted by the use of negative emotions…
A Case Study of Analysis of Construals in Language on Social Media Surrounding a Crisis Event
The events that took place at the Unite the Right rally held in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 11-12, 2017 caused intense reaction on social media from users across the political spectrum. We…