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Irony is a pervasive aspect of many online texts, one made all the more difficult by the absence of face-to-face contact and vocal intonation. As our media increasingly become more social, the problem of irony detection will become even more pressing. We describe here a set of textual features for recognizing irony at a linguistic level, especially in short(More)
We present an evaluation framework for plagiarism detection.1 The framework provides performance measures that address the specifics of plagiarism detection, and the PAN-PC-10 corpus, which contains 64 558 artificial and 4 000 simulated plagiarism cases, the latter generated via Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. We discuss the construction principles behind the(More)
The task of Named Entity Recognition (NER) allows to identify proper names as well as temporal and numeric expressions, in an open-domain text. NER systems proved to be very important for many tasks in Natural Language Processing (NLP) such as Information Retrieval and Question Answering tasks. Unfortunately, the main efforts to build reliable NER systems(More)
The Named Entity Recognition (NER) task has been garnering significant attention in NLP as it helps improve the performance of many natural language processing applications. In this paper, we investigate the impact of using different sets of features in two discriminative machine learning frameworks, namely, Support Vector Machines and Conditional Random(More)
This paper reports on the PAN 2014 evaluation lab which hosts three shared tasks on plagiarism detection, author identification, and author profiling. To improve the reproducibility of shared tasks in general, and PAN’s tasks in particular, the Webis group developed a new web service called TIRA, which facilitates software submissions. Unlike many other(More)
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia which anyone can edit. While most edits are constructive, about 7% are acts of vandalism. Such behavior is characterized by modifications made in bad faith; introducing spam and other inappropriate content. In this work, we present the results of an effort to integrate three of the leading approaches to Wikipedia(More)
The 1st International Competition on Plagiarism Detection, held in conjunction with the 3rd PAN workshop on Uncovering Plagiarism, Authorship, and Social Software Misuse, brought together researchers from many disciplines around the exciting retrieval task of automatic plagiarism detection. The competition was divided into the subtasks external plagiarism(More)
In this paper we present a new Question Answering (QA) system based on redundancy and a new Passage Retrieval (PR) method oriented to QA. We suppose that in a large enough document collection we can find the answer to any question of several forms. Therefore, it is possible to find one or several sentences including the answers which contain part of the(More)
In this paper we describe an improved version of ANERsys, an Arabic Named Entity Recognition system for open-domain texts. The first version of ANERsys was totally based on the Maximum Entropy approach and was trained and tested with corpora which we have built ourselves. The results showed that the Maximum Entropy is an appropriate method to identify Named(More)