December 14, 2017

Conference Paper: “News Verification Suite: Towards System Design to Supplement Reporters’ and Editors’ Judgements”

The following paper was recently posted by the author in the Western University (Canada) institutional repository. It was also published in Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of The Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS/ACSI2017). 

Title

News Verification Suite: Towards System Design to Supplement Reporters’ and Editors’ Judgements

Author

Victoria L. Rubin
Western University

Source

Scholarship@Western
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Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of The Canadian Association for Information Science (CAIS/ACSI2017).

Abstract

The News Verification Suite aims to provide users with a set of functions to verify information in the news. This paper offers a conceptual basis and a vision of system elements towards automated fact-checking in news production, curation, and consumption. The traditional model of journalism is compared to ‘news sharing a.s.a.p.’, highlighting similarities between journalistic criteria of excellence and LIS mandates for credibility and information quality. Potential steps for intervention with text-analytical technologies are identified – deception detection, rumor busting, satire labeling; they are nascent but feasible.

Direct to Full Text Paper (8 pages; PDF)

See Also: PREPRINT: Book Chapter also written by Victoria Rubin
“Deception Detection and Rumor Debunking for Social Media”

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