Datathon – HackNews – Solution – StepUp

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Team has considered following properties of data for coming up with the solution:

Repetition of text.
Length of words
Lexical analysis of words
frequency of words
trigrams and bigrams of words
Sentiments conveyed by the
Word lemmatization
The main modeling which included in 

LSTM – Long short term memory with embedding from fasttext. 

Datathon – HackNews – Solution – Antiganda (Propaganda Detection)

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Abstract¶This notebook tries to classify news articles in 2 classes propaganda and non-propaganda. 3 types of models Naive Bayes Classifier, Linear Support Vector Classifier and Recurrent Neural Network. The Linear SVC shows the best results. yesThe neural network comes close, while the Naive Bayes Classifier predicts only one class. The following packages have been used: […]

Datathon – HackNews – Solution – Team: UoM-NLP

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Business Understanding Fake news is a massive problem for the multiple industries and government that needs to be addressed in a more automated format.  Providing an automated method to examine text and classify it as fake or propaganda can help reduce the effect of fake news. It is easier said than done though as even […]

Datathon – HackNews – Solution – Insight Hunters

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In order to do the following we have to undergo the process of text cleaning, understanding the text. We had to find a way in order to split the data and form a data frame which consists of the following columns.News_TextNews_NumberNews_TypeThe data has lots of fillers which had to be removed and some rows where news_numbers and type were missing. In order to clean the data we had to remove the fillers using the NLTK stop words filtration. Later on we tokenized the data using the word_tokenizer from the nltk package.The next important step was to lemmatize/stem the data to remove the tense from the words and normalize the words. Even though it was a time consumption process the results were promising.XGBoost has capability to handle the imbalanced dataset by using the parameter Scale_Pos_weight. we can do threshold probability throttling to increase the sensitivity by sacrificing the reasonable specificity.Evaluation:- This process is kind of tricky for the train data set provided, as the data was highly imbalanced, the dependent feature/variable had imbalanced classes


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We are back to participate in another Datathon hosted by Data Science Society. This time the theme is Text Analytics.
We will not be able to completely devote ourselves to the cause this time because of the exams which start in next week. But We’ll try to keep the article as simple and well detailed as possible so that it will be helpful for any new Data Science Enthusiast seeking for little helps. So Lets roll.


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News is the lifeline of the human society , it underlines all the important events and influences public opinion like no other tool , but with the recent advent of electronic media and the sheer amount of new being churned out and the current political climate it’s hard to figure out what’s genuine news and what’s propaganda , this is where intelligent systems which can classify news articles , text fragments as propagandistic or non-propagandistic comes into play , this Datathon is focussed on developing such a system using various algorithms and methods to predict such a scenario the levels of challenges are:

A System that is able to classify a news article whether it is propaganda or not.
A System that is able to classify whether a sentence in a article is propaganda or not.
A System that is intelligently able to classify the propaganda technique used in the new piece.

Datathon – HackNews – Solution – DataExploiters

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This article describes our submission for the Hack the News Datathon 2019 which focuses on Task 2, Propaganda sentence classification. It outlines our exploratory data analysis, methodology and future work. Our work revolves around the BERT model as we believe it offers an excellent language model that’s also good at attending to context which is an important aspect of propaganda detection.

Datathon – HackNews – Solution – Task3-Antiganda

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Edit: link to github is here: AntigandaNet¶ This will be a deep learning attempt to tackle Task 3 – identifying the exact occurrences of manipulation or propaganda in a string of text. Tools: The deep learning library used is and pytorch. Tokenization is achieved via spacy. Other tools include pandas and numpy. For […]

Hack News Datathon Mentors’ Guidelines – Propaganda Detection

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In this article, the mentors give some preliminary guidelines, advice, and suggestions to the participants for the Hack the News Datathon case. Every mentor should write their name and chat name at the beginning of their texts so that there are no mix-ups with the other mentors. Introduction to NLP Natural Language Processing (NLP) is […]