LSTM Neural Networks for Transfer Learning in Online Moderation of Abuse Context

Avi Bleiweiss

Abstract

Recently, the impact of offensive language and derogatory speech to online discourse, motivated social media platforms to research effective moderation tools that safeguard internet access. However, automatically distilling and flagging inappropriate conversations for abuse remains a difficult and time consuming task. In this work, we propose an LSTM based neural model that transfers learning from a platform domain with a relatively large dataset to a domain much resource constraint, and improves the target performance of classifying toxic comments. Our model is pretrained on personal attack comments retrieved from a subset of discussions on Wikipedia, and tested to identify hate speech on annotated Twitter tweets. We achieved an F1 measure of 0.77, approaching performance of the in-domain model and outperforming out-domain baseline by about nine percentage points, without counseling the provided labels.

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Bleiweiss A. (2019). LSTM Neural Networks for Transfer Learning in Online Moderation of Abuse Context.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART, ISBN 978-989-758-350-6, pages 112-122. DOI: 10.5220/0007358701120122


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@conference{icaart19,
author={Avi Bleiweiss},
title={LSTM Neural Networks for Transfer Learning in Online Moderation of Abuse Context},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,},
year={2019},
pages={112-122},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007358701120122},
isbn={978-989-758-350-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - Volume 2: ICAART,
TI - LSTM Neural Networks for Transfer Learning in Online Moderation of Abuse Context
SN - 978-989-758-350-6
AU - Bleiweiss A.
PY - 2019
SP - 112
EP - 122
DO - 10.5220/0007358701120122