Reading group on social aspects of language (Winter 2017)

Date Discussant paper
01/05/2017 Chenhao Tan Social aspects of language through Chenhao's lens
01/12/2017 Trang Tran Overcoming Language Variation in Sentiment Analysis with Social Attention, Yi Yang and Jacob Eisenstein
01/19/2017 Dallas Card No country for old members: user lifecycle and linguistic change in online communities, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil, Robert West, Dan Jurafsky, Jure Leskovec and Christopher Potts
01/26/2017 Hannah Rashkin Man is to Computer Programmer as Woman is to Homemaker? Debiasing Word Embeddings, Tolga Bolukbasi, Kai-Wei Chang, James Zou, Venkatesh Saligrama, Adam Kalai
02/03/2017 Yi Zhu Identifying Dogmatism in Social Media: Signals and Models, Ethan Fast and Eric Horvitz
02/10/2017 George Mulcaire Anyone Can Become a Troll: Causes of Trolling Behavior in Online Discussions, Justin Cheng, Michael Bernstein, Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and Jure Leskovec
More on trolling or abusing:
https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/10/what-an-academic-who-wrote-her-dissertation-on-trolls-thinks-of-violentacrez/263631/
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/608/the-revolution-starts-at-noon
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/545/if-you-dont-have-anything-nice-to-say-say-it-in-all-caps
http://www.nature.com/news/can-a-video-game-company-tame-toxic-behaviour-1.19647
http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/10/sarah-nybergs-arguing-twitter-bot-exposes-trolls.html
http://kmunger.github.io/pdfs/Twitter_harassment_final.pdf
https://www.wired.com/2017/02/twitters-long-overdue-anti-abuse-tools-join-welcome-trend/?mbid=social_twitter
02/17/2017 Lucy Lin Discovery of Treatments from Text Corpora, Christian Fong and Justin Grimmer
02/24/2017 Maarten Sap Multi-Task Learning for Mental Health Using Social Media Text, Adrian Benton, Margaret Mitchell and Dirk Hovy
03/02/2017 Kelvin Luu
03/09/2017 Fei Xia
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