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Title An Italian Twitter Corpus of Hate Speech against Immigrants
Authors Manuela Sanguinetti, Fabio Poletto, Cristina Bosco, Viviana Patti and Marco Stranisci
Abstract The paper describes a recently-created Twitter corpus of about 6,000 tweets, annotated for hate speech against immigrants, and developed to be a reference dataset for an automatic system of hate speech monitoring. The annotation scheme was therefore specifically designed to account for the multiplicity of factors that can contribute to the definition of a hate speech notion, and to offer a broader tagset capable of better representing all those factors, which may increase, or rather mitigate, the impact of the message. This resulted in a scheme that includes, besides hate speech, the following categories: aggressiveness, offensiveness, irony, stereotype, and (on an experimental basis) intensity. The paper hereby presented namely focuses on how this annotation scheme was designed and applied to the corpus. In particular, also comparing the annotation produced by CrowdFlower contributors and by expert annotators, we make some remarks about the value of the novel resource as gold standard, which stems from a preliminary qualitative analysis of the annotated data and on future corpus development.
Topics Social Media Processing, Opinion Mining / Sentiment Analysis, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.)
Full paper An Italian Twitter Corpus of Hate Speech against Immigrants
Bibtex @InProceedings{SANGUINETTI18.710,
  author = {Manuela Sanguinetti and Fabio Poletto and Cristina Bosco and Viviana Patti and Marco Stranisci},
  title = "{An Italian Twitter Corpus of Hate Speech against Immigrants}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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