Data and Technology for Fact-Checking

Data and Technology for Fact-Checking

2018

Lucas Fagan (Computer Science/Public Policy), Caroline Wang (Computer Science/Math), and Ethan Holland (Statistics/Computer Science) spent ten weeks understanding how data science can contribute to fact-checking methodology. Training on audio data from major news stations, they adapted OpenAI methods to develop a pipeline that moves from audio data to an interface that enables users to search for claims related to other claims that had been previously investigated by fact-checking websites.

This project will continue into the academic year via Bass Connections.

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Disciplines Involved: Political Science, Journalism, Public Policy, Anthropology, all quantitative STEM

Project Lead:  Jun Yang

Project Manager: Yuhao Wen, Brett Walenz

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