Yimin Chen

Yimin Chen
The University of Western Ontario | UWO · Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Master of Library and Information Science

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September 2011 - present
The University of Western Ontario
Position
  • PhD Student
Education
September 2008 - February 2010
The University of Western Ontario
Field of study
  • Library and Information Science
September 2001 - April 2006
University of British Columbia - Vancouver
Field of study
  • Biology/English Literature

Publications

Publications (20)
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Artificially Intelligent (AI) systems are pervasive, but poorly understood by their users and, at times, developers. It is often unclear how and why certain algorithms make choices, predictions, or conclusions. What does AI transparency mean? What explanations do AI system users desire? This panel discusses AI opaqueness with examples in applied co...
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The LiT.RL News Verification Browser is a research tool for news readers, journalists, editors or information professionals. The tool analyzes the language used in digital news web pages to determine if they are clickbait, satirical news, or falsified news, and visualizes the results by highlighting content in color-coded categories. Although the c...
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This panel will present and discuss the issues surrounding deception, misinformation, and disinformation using a social informatics perspective. The panel is sponsored by ASIST SIG‐SI.
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Clickbait is a class of internet content characterized by attention-grabbing headlines, but is criticized for being shallow, misleading, or deceptive. Information sciences can offer a range of solutions to clickbaiting, but the field lacks a concrete, unifying definition of the phenomenon. This posteraddresses this need by investigating perceptions...
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The term “internet trolling” has come to encompass a wide range of behaviours, ranging from abusive speech and hacking to sarcastic humour and friendly teasing. While some of these behaviours are clearly antisocial and, in extreme cases, criminal, others are harmless and may even have potential prosocial functions. This study is an attempt to disam...
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An op-ed commissioned by Tom Zeller Jr, a former New York Times editor, now the Editor-in-Chief of the Undark Magazine, out of MIT. The article was published on 23 November 2016: http://undark.org/article/education-and-automation-tools-for-navigating-a-sea-of-fake-news/. Introduced as: “Every man should have a built-in automatic crap detector opera...
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Satire is an attractive subject in deception detection research: it is a type of deception that intentionally incorporates cues revealing its own deceptiveness. Whereas other types of fabrications aim to instill a false sense of truth in the reader, a successful satirical hoax must eventually be exposed as a jest. This paper provides a conceptual o...
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Tabloid journalism is often criticized for its propensity for exaggeration, sensationalization, scare-mongering, and otherwise producing misleading and low quality news. As the news has moved online, a new form of tabloidization has emerged: ‘clickbaiting.’ ‘Clickbait’ refers to “content whose main purpose is to attract attention and encourage visi...
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A fake news detection system aims to assist users in detecting and filtering out varieties of potentially deceptive news. The prediction of the chances that a particular news item is intentionally deceptive is based on the analysis of previously seen truthful and deceptive news. A scarcity of deceptive news, available as corpora for predictive mode...
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This research surveys the current state-of-the-art technologies that are instrumental in the adoption and development of fake news detection. " Fake news detection " is defined as the task of categorizing news along a continuum of veracity, with an associated measure of certainty. Veracity is compromised by the occurrence of intentional deceptions....
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Widespread adoption of internet technologies has changed the way that news is created and consumed. The current online news environment is one that incentivizes speed and spectacle in reporting, at the cost of fact-checking and verification. The line between user generated content and traditional news has also become increasingly blurred. This post...
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News verification is a process of determining whether a particular news report is truthful or deceptive. Deliberately deceptive (fabricated) news creates false conclusions in the readers' minds. Truthful (authentic) news matches the writer's knowledge. How do you tell the difference between the two in an automated way? To investigate this question,...
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This research surveys the current state-of-the-art technologies that are instrumental in the adoption and development of fake news detection. “Fake news detection” is defined as the task of categorizing news along a continuum of veracity, with an associated measure of certainty. Veracity is compromised by the occurrence of intentional deceptions. T...
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Widespread adoption of internet technologies has changed the way that news is created and consumed. The current online news environment is one that incentivizes speed and spectacle in reporting, at the cost of fact-checking and verification. The line between user generated content and traditional news has also become increasingly blurred. This post...
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A fake news detection system aims to assist users in detecting and filtering out varieties of potentially deceptive news. The prediction of the chances that a particular news item is intentionally deceptive is based on the analysis of previously seen truthful and deceptive news. A scarcity of deceptive news, available as corpora for predictive mode...
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Information Manipulation is an umbrella term we use for a variety of distortions that occur in the process of transmitting information in the information channel (between human agents via artifacts and various presentation formats). Extending the classical Shannon-Weaver's model of information transmission, we consider alternative outcomes of the t...
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The Information Manipulation Classification Theory offers a systematic approach to understanding the differences and similarities among various types of information manipulation (such as falsification, exaggeration, concealment, misinformation or hoax). We distinguish twelve salient factors that manipulation varieties differ by (such as intentional...
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Purpose – Conversational agents are natural language interaction interfaces designed to simulate conversation with a real person. This paper seeks to investigate current development and applications of these systems worldwide, while focusing on their availability in Canadian libraries. It aims to argue that it is both timely and conceivable for Can...

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Projects (2)
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Comparing Features of Fabricated and Legitimate Political News in Digital Environments (2016-2017)
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How do you tell when a text is deceptive? How do you tell when news are fake?