[Humanist] 27.830 social media lie detector

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Feb 28 07:53:24 CET 2014

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 830.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    maurizio lana <maurizio.lana at gmail.com>                   (75)
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 27.829 a social media lie detector?

  [2]   From:    Alun Edwards <alun.edwards at it.ox.ac.uk>                   (12)
        Subject: RE:  27.829 a social media lie detector?

        Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:59:00 +0100
        From: maurizio lana <maurizio.lana at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 27.829 a social media lie detector?
        In-Reply-To: <20140227064825.3DD15650D at digitalhumanities.org>

Il 27/02/14 07:48, Humanist Discussion Group ha scritto:
> Two researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London,
> are part of an EU project, PHEME, which aims automatically to detect four
> types of online rumours (speculation, controversy, misinformation, and
> disinformation) and to model their spread. "With partners from seven
> different countries, the project will combine big data analytics with
> advanced linguistic and visual methods. The results will be suitable for
> direct application in medical information systems and digital
> journalism."
this project implies that computers have an ability to subtly analyze 
the whole spectrum of meanings related to words and phrases that i never 
saw before in computers. nor in human beings.
while modeling the spread of rumours seems much more viable.

BTW: does anyone know how many millions € did they get and under which 
EU call?


> I note in particular the qualifying statement that,
>> However, it is particularly difficult to assess whether a piece of
>> information falls into one of these categories in the context of
>> social media. The quality of the information here is highly dependent
>> on its social context and, up to now, it has proven very challenging
>> to identify and interpret this context automatically.
> Indeed. Ovid would, I think, be amused:
>> tota fremit vocesque refert iteratque quod audit;
>> nulla quies intus nullaque silentia parte,
>> nec tamen est clamor, sed parvae murmura vocis,
>> qualia de pelagi, siquis procul audiat, undis
>> esse solent, qualemve sonum, cum Iuppiter atras
>> increpuit nubes, extrema tonitrua reddunt.
>> atria turba tenet: veniunt, leve vulgus, euntque
>> mixtaque cum veris passim commenta vagantur
>> milia rumorum confusaque verba volutant;
>> e quibus hi vacuas inplent sermonibus aures,
>> hi narrata ferunt alio, mensuraque ficti
>> crescit, et auditis aliquid novus adicit auctor.
>> illic Credulitas, illic temerarius Error
>> vanaque Laetitia est consternatique Timores
>> Seditioque recens dubioque auctore Susurri;
>> ipsa, quid in caelo rerum pelagoque geratur
>> et tellure, videt totumque inquirit in orbem.
>> The whole place is full of noises, repeats all words and doubles what
>> it hears. There is no quiet, no silence anywhere within. And yet
>> there is no loud clamour, but only the subdued murmur of voices, like
>> the murmur of the waves of the sea if you listen afar off, or like
>> the last rumblings of thunder when Jove has made the dark clouds
>> crash together. Crowds fill the hall, shifting throngs come and go,
>> and everywhere wander thousands of rumours, falsehoods mingled with
>> the truth, and confused reports flit about. Some of these fill their
>> idle ears with talk, and others go and tell elsewhere what they have
>> heard; while the story grows in size, and each new teller makes
>> contribution to what he has heard. Here is Credulity, here is
>> heedless Error, unfounded Joy and panic Fear; here sudden Sedition
>> and unauthentic Whisperings. Rumour herself beholds all that is done
>> in heaven, on sea and land, and searches throughout the world for
>> news.
> Ovid, Met. 12.47-63 (Loeb edn)
> See http://www.pheme.eu/ for more.
> Yours,
> WM

dobbiamo provarci, anche noi. è questo il progresso. a forza di tentare, forse alla fine avremo gli organi necessari, per esempio l'organo della dignità o quello della fraternità...
r. gary, le radici del cielo
il corso di informatica umanistica: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85JsyJw2zuw
la biblioteca digitale del latino tardo: http://www.digiliblt.unipmn.it/
a day in the life of DH2013: http://dayofdh2013.matrix.msu.edu/digiliblt/
che cosa sono le digital humanities: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JqLst_VKCA
Maurizio Lana - ricercatore
Università del Piemonte Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici
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        Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:04:52 +0000
        From: Alun Edwards <alun.edwards at it.ox.ac.uk>
        Subject: RE:  27.829 a social media lie detector?
        In-Reply-To: <20140227064825.3DD15650D at digitalhumanities.org>

Dear Willard, personally I use http://www.snopes.com/ and http://facecrooks.com/ as very good social media lie detectors. Ally


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