Hateful Symbols or Hateful People? Predictive Features for Hate Speech Detection on Twitter

  title={Hateful Symbols or Hateful People? Predictive Features for Hate Speech Detection on Twitter},
  author={Zeerak Waseem and Dirk Hovy},
Hate speech in the form of racist and sexist remarks are a common occurrence on social media. For that reason, many social media services address the problem of identifying hate speech, but the definition of hate speech varies markedly and is largely a manual effort (BBC, 2015; Lomas, 2015). We provide a list of criteria founded in critical race theory, and use them to annotate a publicly available corpus of more than 16k tweets. We analyze the impact of various extra-linguistic features in… CONTINUE READING
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