In search of credible news

Momchil Hardalov, Ivan Koychev, Preslav Nakov

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Abstract

We study the problem of finding fake online news. This is an important problem as news of questionable credibility have recently been proliferating in social media at an alarming scale. As this is an understudied problem, especially for languages other than English, we first collect and release to the research community three new balanced credible vs. fake news datasets derived from four online sources. We then propose a language-independent approach for automatically distinguishing credible from fake news, based on a rich feature set. In particular, we use linguistic (n-gram), credibility-related (capitalization, punctuation, pronoun use, sentiment polarity), and semantic (embeddings and DBPedia data) features. Our experiments on three different testsets show that our model can distinguish credible from fake news with very high accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications - 17th International Conference, AIMSA 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages172-180
Number of pages9
Volume9883 LNAI
ISBN (Print)9783319447476
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications, AIMSA 2016 - Varna, Bulgaria
Duration: 7 Sep 201610 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9883 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other17th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications, AIMSA 2016
CountryBulgaria
CityVarna
Period7/9/1610/9/16

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Keywords

  • Credibility
  • Fact checking
  • Humor detection
  • Veracity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Hardalov, M., Koychev, I., & Nakov, P. (2016). In search of credible news. In Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications - 17th International Conference, AIMSA 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9883 LNAI, pp. 172-180). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9883 LNAI). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44748-317