LINGUIST List 29.605

Mon Feb 05 2018

Calls: Comp Ling, Disc Analysis, Pragmatics, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 01-Feb-2018
From: Ritesh Kumar <>
Subject: 1st Workshop on Trolling, Aggression and Cyberbullying
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Full Title: 1st Workshop on Trolling, Aggression and Cyberbullying
Short Title: TRAC-1

Date: 20-Aug-2018 - 21-Aug-2018
Location: Santa Fe, NM, USA
Contact Person: Ritesh Kumar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2018

Meeting Description:

As the number of people and this interaction over the web has increased, incidents of aggression and related activities like trolling, cyberbullying, flaming, hate speech, etc. have also increased manifold across the globe. The reach and extent of Internet has given such incidents unprecedented power and influence to affect the lives of billions of people. We are happy to announce that we are organising the First Workshop on Trolling, Aggression and Cyberbullying at 27th International Conference of Computational Linguistics (COLING – 2018) in New Mexico, USA on 20 / 21 August, 2018, focussing on these and other related phenomena, in both text (especially social media) and speech.

Call for Papers:

We invite original and unpublished full papers for powerpoint and poster presentations and demo of working systems around the following themes:

- Theories and models of aggression and conflict in language
- Typology of verbal aggression and related phenomenon
- Discursive studies of verbal aggression, impoliteness and related phenomena in language
- Trolling, hate speech, cyberbullying and aggression on the web
- Abusive language and aggression on the web
- Multilingualism and aggression
- Resource Development - Speech and Text Corpora, Annotation Guidelines and Best Practices for aggression detection
- Computational Models and Methods for aggression detection in text and speech
- Automatic detection of aggression on the web (both text and speech)
- Automatic detection of trolling and cyberbullying on the web (both text and speech)
- Automatic detection of physical threat on the web (both text and speech)
- Automatic detection of hate speech on the web (both text and speech)
- Automatic censorship and moderation: ethical, legal and technological issues and challenges (both text and speech)

We also solicit system submissions for the Shared Task on Aggression Identification, being organised as part of the workshop. As part of the shared task, the participants will be provided an aggression-annotated dataset of around 15,000 facebook posts and comments in code-mixed Hindi – English. Please register at for participation in the shared task.

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