======= PhD position: Hate speech detection at CNRS at CREATE Singapore ===========
Hate Speech (HS) and harassment are particularly widespread in online communication, especially due to users' freedom and anonymity and the lack of regulation provided by social media platforms. This phenomenon has determined a growing interest in using artificial intelligence and Natural Language Processing techniques to address social and ethical issues. An extensive body of work has been proposed to automatically detect HS relying on a variety of deep learning methods (Founta and Nunes, 2018; Schmidt and Wiegand, 2017). Most research focus on HS as expressed in texts without taking into account the contexts in which they have been uttered. This PhD aims to bridge the gap by investigating for the first time how HS are expressed and detected in multi-party dialogues. We will propose new dialogue datasets for HS detection as well as new context-based deep learning methods that leverage the conversation thread to account for hateful contents and how they evolve as the dialogue proceeds.
This project is part of the DesCartes program, https://www.cnrsatcreate.cnrs.fr/descartes/, that aims to develop disruptive hybrid AI to serve the smart city and to enable optimized decision-making in complex situations, encountered for critical urban systems.
References Paula Fortuna, Sérgio Nunes:A Survey on Automatic Detection of Hate Speech in Text. ACM Comput. Surv. 51(4): 85:1-85:30 (2018)
Anna Schmidt, Michael Wiegand: A Survey on Hate Speech Detection using Natural Language Processing. SocialNLP at EACL 2017: 1-10
Jian Su (Institute for Infocomm Research (A*STAR, https://colips.org/~sujian/ ), Shafiq Joty (Nanyang Technological University (NTU), https://raihanjoty.github.io/ ) and Farah Benamara (Toulouse University, https://www.irit.fr/~Farah.Benamara/ )
CNRS at CREATE Singapore (https://www.cnrsatcreate.cnrs.fr/about-us/)
Please find the allowances under COVERAGE at https://www.a-star.edu.sg/Scholarships/for-graduate-studies/a-star-cis-scholarship
SINGA students may be offered the A*STAR Merit Award should they have stellar credentials and are recommended for the higher award by the final interview panel. Students under the AMA (A*STAR Merit Award) receive a monthly stipend of S$3,200.
**Deadline to apply**
May 15th 2022
**How to apply**
Please send your CV with transcripts to Jian Su sujian at i2r.a-star.edu.sg, Joty Shafiq Rayhan srjoty at ntu.edu.sg and Farah Benamara, farah.benamara at irit.fr.
-- ======================== Farah Benamara Zitoune Associate Professor HDR, Université Paul Sabatier IRIT-CNRS 118 Route de Narbonne, 31062, Toulouse. Tel : +33 5 61 55 77 06 http://www.irit.fr/~Farah.Benamara ==================================