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WIDER AND ENHANCED VERIFICATION FOR YOU

Deliverables

User-Facing WeVerify Tools v1

This will be the first release of the professional-oriented WeVerify workbench by ATC, coupled with the design and functional specification of the citizen-oriented digital companion by USFD. This will be tested in the first round of pilot activities.

Cross-modal verification tools - v1

his will be the first release of the verification framework, including the definition of the necessary APIs, and first versions of the individual services. The prototype implementation will be accompanied by a report documenting the implemented approaches, their usage, and presenting evaluation results on existing benchmark datasets.

WeVerify Open Platform and Benchmark Evaluation v1.0

This software deliverable is the implementation of the WeVerify distributed verification platform and its accompanying software documentation. It consists of several key components, developed in WPs 4, 5, and 6, as well as the content ingestion tools developed in T4.1. In addition, the deliverable will have an accompanying report, detailing results from scalability, throughput, and robustness evaluations. Version 1.0 will be released early in the project and will contain the software tools for collecting content from the sources detailed in T4.1. Since data collection underpins all technical and use case WPs, it is essential to address it early in the project.

WeVerify Use Case Analysis Report

This report will describe the different settings where the platform is foreseen to be used and provide concrete user stories and scenarios.

Disinformation Flow Analysis: Tools and Methodology v.1

This will be the first release of the disinformation flow analysis framework to perform network-based disinformation flow analysis, following the work package objectives. We will also define mapping and visualisation objectives of this methodology and relate these to best practice in content verification and misinformation flow analysis.

WeVerify Architecture Definition

This report will define the architecture and its APIs (Application Programming Interfaces), design decisions, evaluation and unit testing, release schedule, and deployment targets.

Project Website and Initial Set of Promotional Materials

Launch of the project website and availability of first set of promotional materials.

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Publications

Team Bertha von Suttner at SemEval-2019 Task 4: Hyperpartisan News Detection using ELMo Sentence Representation Convolutional Network

Author(s): Ye Jiang, Johann Petrak, Xingyi Song, Kalina Bontcheva, Diana Maynard
Published in: Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, 2019, Page(s) 840-844
DOI: 10.18653/v1/s19-2146

Context Aggregation and Analysis: A Tool for User-Generated Video Verification

Author(s): Olga Papadopoulou; Dimitrios Giomelakis; Lazaros Apostolidis; Symeon Papadopoulos; Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Published in: Proceedings of the Workshop on Reducing Online Misinformation Exposure ROME 2019, 2019

Journalist-in-the-Loop: Continuous Learning as a Service for Rumour Analysis

Author(s): Twin Karmakharm, Nikolaos Aletras, Kalina Bontcheva
Published in: Proceedings of the 2019 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and the 9th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (EMNLP-IJCNLP): System Demonstrations, 2019, Page(s) 115-120
DOI: 10.18653/v1/d19-3020

ViSiL: Fine-grained Spatio-Temporal Video Similarity Learning

Author(s): Kordopatis-Zilos, Giorgos; Papadopoulos, Symeon; Patras, Ioannis; Kompatsiaris, Ioannis
Published in: Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2019, Page(s) 6351-6360
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3615769

Brenda Starr at SemEval-2019 Task 4: Hyperpartisan News Detection

Author(s): Olga Papadopoulou, Giorgos Kordopatis-Zilos, Markos Zampoglou, Symeon Papadopoulos, Yiannis Kompatsiaris
Published in: Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, 2019, Page(s) 924-928
DOI: 10.18653/v1/s19-2157

Online Abuse of UK MPs from 2015 to 2019: Working Paper

Author(s): Greenwood, M.A.; Bakir, M.E.; Gorrell, G.; Song, X.; Roberts, I.; Bontcheva, K.
Published in: arXiv, Issue 2, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4081280

Race and Religion in Online Abuse towards UK Politicians: Working Paper

Author(s): Gorrell, G.; Bakir, M.E.; Greenwood, M.A.; Roberts, I.; Bontcheva, K.
Published in: arXiv, Issue 2, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4081270

FIVR: Fine-Grained Incident Video Retrieval

Author(s): Giorgos Kordopatis-Zilos, Symeon Papadopoulos, Ioannis Patras, Ioannis Kompatsiaris
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Issue 21/10, 2019, Page(s) 2638-2652, ISSN 1520-9210
DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2019.2905741