Abusive Language Detection with Graph Convolutional Networks

ACL 2019

Abusive Language Detection with Graph Convolutional Networks

Jan 19, 2021
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Abstract: Abuse on the Internet represents a significant societal problem of our time. Previous research on automated abusive language detection in Twitter has shown that community-based profiling of users is a promising technique for this task. However, existing approaches only capture shallow properties of online communities by modeling follower-following relationships. In contrast, working with graph convolutional networks (GCNs), we present the first approach that captures not only the structure of online communities but also the linguistic behavior of the users within them. We show that such a heterogeneous graph-structured modeling of communities significantly advances the current state of the art in abusive language detection. Authors: Pushkar Mishra, Marco Del Tredici, Helen Yannakoudakis, Ekaterina Shutova (Facebook AI, University of Amsterdam, University of Cambridge)

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