The Copenhagen Team Participation in the Factuality Task of the Competition of Automatic Identification and Verification of Claims in Political Debates of the CLEF-2018 Fact Checking Lab

@inproceedings{Wang2018TheCT,
  title={The Copenhagen Team Participation in the Factuality Task of the Competition of Automatic Identification and Verification of Claims in Political Debates of the CLEF-2018 Fact Checking Lab},
  author={Dongsheng Wang and Jakob Grue Simonsen and Birger Larsen and Christina Lioma},
  booktitle={CLEF},
  year={2018}
}
Given a set of political debate claims that have been already identified as worth checking, we consider the task of automatically checking the factuality of these claims. In particular, given a sentence that is worth checking, the goal is for the system to determine whether the claim is likely to be true, false, half-true or that it is unsure of its factuality. We implement a variety of models, including Bayes, SVM, RNN, to either step-wise assist our model or work as potential baselines. Then… CONTINUE READING

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