Offensive language detection in Arabic using ULMFiT
Mohamed Abdellatif | Ahmed Elgammal
Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Open-Source Arabic Corpora and Processing Tools, with a Shared Task on Offensive Language Detection
In this paper, we approach the shared task OffenseEval 2020 by Mubarak et al. (2020) using ULMFiT Howard and Ruder (2018) pre-trained on Arabic Wikipedia Khooli (2019) which we use as a starting point and use the target data-set to fine-tune it. The data set of the task is highly imbalanced. We train forward and backward models and ensemble the results. We report confusion matrix, accuracy, precision, recall and F1 of the development set and report summarized results of the test set. Transfer learning method using ULMFiT shows potential for Arabic text classification. Mubarak, K. Darwish,W. Magdy, T. Elsayed, and H. Al-Khalifa. Overview of osact4 arabic offensive language detection shared task. 4, 2020. Howard and S. Ruder. Universal language model fine-tuning for text classification. arXiv preprint arXiv:1801.06146, 2018. Khooli. Applied data science. https://github.com/abedkhooli/ds2, 2019.
Authors: Mohamed Abdellatif and Ahmed Elgammal Gitlab URL: https://gitlab.com/abdollatif/lrec_app Commit hash: 3f20b2ddb96d8c865e5f56f5566edf371214785f Tag name: Splits2 Dataset file md5: 5aee3dac5e48d1ac3d279083212734c9 Dataset URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cv5HuQhgFVizupFI40dzreemS2gMM498/view?usp=sharing