Misleading and outright false information has polluted the internet and our social media channels, and everyday consumers struggle to cope.
While we’ve seen tremendous global efforts to fact-check various governmental officials, algorithms designed to propagate lies can work faster than human fact-checkers. Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington and Google have been working on automated techniques using frame semantics.
A frame is a schematic that describes a particular kind of event, situation, object or relation along with its participants. Researchers extended a system called FrameNet to include new frames built specifically for automated fact checking.
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