• Social Media

    HASOC 2021 – Battling Hateful Content in Indic Languages

    Dissemination of hateful content on nearly all social media is increasingly becoming an alarming concern. In the research community as well, this is a heavily studied domain. The HASOC shared task is one such track that intends to provide a platform to develop and optimize Hate Speech detection algorithms. It provides a forum and a data challenge for multilingual research on the identification of problematic content. It is one of the workshops at the proceedings of the Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation (FIRE) 2021.   A group of 8 students from PreCog IIIT Hyderabad participated in all the 6 sub tasks of this challenge. The Task Description This year, the tasks…

  • Experiences,  Research,  Social Computing

    The long winding road of a research project …

    Every research project has its journey, and this is the story of one of them. My (5th year Dual Degree CSE student) tryst with this research project titled ‘Suspended Accounts’ started way back in July 2019. It’s been over two years since the project’s inception.  It took over two years to complete this project, a sign that it wasn’t the smoothest of rides. I am using this blog as a medium to pen down some takeaways that I took from my first experience leading a research project. Again I will emphasize that these are my takeaways and are not universally applicable.  Prune the Project: We went into the project with…

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