In this paper we address the problem of detecting Twitter bots. We analyze a dataset of 8385 Twitter accounts and their tweets consisting of both humans and different kinds of bots. We use this data to train machine learning classifiers that distinguish between real and bot accounts. We identify features that are easy to extract while still providing good results. We analyze different feature groups based on account specific, tweet specific and behavioral specific features and measure their performance compared to other state of the art bot detection methods. For easy future portability of our work we focus on language-agnostic features. With AdaBoost, the best performing classifier, we achieve an accuracy of 0.988 and an AUC of 0.995. As the creation of good training data in machine learning is often difficult - especially in the domain of Twitter bot detection - we additionally analyze to what extent smaller amounts of training data lead to useful results by reviewing cross-validated learning curves. Our results indicate that using few but expressive features already has a good practical benefit for bot detection, especially if only a small amount of training data is available.
While fake news detection received quite a bit of attention in recent years, hyperpartisan news detection is still an underresearched topic. This paper presents our work towards building a classification system for hyperpartisan news detection in the context of the SemEval2019 shared task 4. We experiment with two different approaches - a more stylistic one, and a more content related one - achieving average results.
A Dictionary Data Processing Environment and Its Application in Algorithmic Processing of Pali Dictionary Data for Future NLP Tasks
Jürgen Knauth | David Alfter
Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on South and Southeast Asian Natural Language Processing