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Offensive Language Detection: A Comparative Analysis

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : (2020)

Source : (2020)

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Center : Computational Engineering and Networking

Department : Electronics and Communication

Year : 2020

Abstract : Offensive behaviour has become pervasive in the Internet community. Individuals take the advantage of anonymity in the cyber world and indulge in offensive communications which they may not consider in the real life. Governments, online communities, companies etc are investing into prevention of offensive behaviour content in social media. One of the most effective solution for tacking this enigmatic problem is the use of computational techniques to identify offensive content and take action. The current work focuses on detecting offensive language in English tweets. The dataset used for the experiment is obtained from SemEval-2019 Task 6 on Identifying and Categorizing Offensive Language in Social Media (OffensEval). The dataset contains 14,460 annotated English tweets. The present paper provides a comparative analysis and Random kitchen sink (RKS) based approach for offensive language detection. We explore the effectiveness of Google sentence encoder, Fasttext, Dynamic mode decomposition (DMD) based features and Random kitchen sink (RKS) method for offensive language detection. From the experiments and evaluation we observed that RKS with fastetxt achieved competing results. The evaluation measures used are accuracy, precision, recall, f1-score.

Cite this Research Publication : V. Mt, Sachin Kumar S., and Dr. Soman K. P., “Offensive Language Detection: A Comparative Analysis”, 2020.

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