Semi-automated analysis, aggregation, and visualization of user comments
The Forum 4.0 project builds on previous work of the SCAN-4J project with social scientists and strives for an informatics centered and interdisciplinary research partnership. The duration of the project is for three years (2018 – 2020).
Online user comments, such as journalistic content or product features are associated with low quality, Hate speech or even excessive demands for moderation. Forum 4.0 will develop new methods based on text analysis, machine learning (with human-in-the-loop) and Empirical Software Engineering to better exploit the constructive and deliberative potential of user comments. The aim is to systematically analyze, aggregate and visualize the content and quality of comments at runtime in order to enable constructive participation. The project builds on our previous work with social scientists and aims for an informatics-centered, interdisciplinary research network that combines the focal points “Information Governance Technologies” and “Data Science” of ahoi.digital. We foresee immense transfer potential for the media location of Hamburg.
Involved Research Institutes
|Universität Hamburg||HAW Informatik||Hans-Bredow-Institut|
1st Forum 4.0 Kolloquium (in German)
We are proud to host our first interdisciplinary colloquium with local researchers in the area of semi-automated analysis, aggregation, and visualization of online user comments. We compiled an agenda with diverse talks, in which we summarize our current research state in this field. The colloquium will take place on Thursday, 11th of October 2018 at the informatics campus of the University of Hamburg, room D-220 (1. floor).
|Agenda – First Forum 4.0 Kolloquium|
|09:15 – 09-30 Uhr||Ankunft und Willkommen|
|09:30 – 10:45 Uhr||Session 1: Bots and offensive participation (W. Maalej)|
|10:45 – 11:00 Uhr||Pause|
|11:00 – 12:45 Uhr||Session 2: Towards constructive participation (C. Biemann)|
|13:00 – 14:00 Uhr||Get together mit drinks and finger-food|
|14:00 – 18:00 Uhr||Internal Forum 4.0 meeting (only project members)|