Us against the World: Detection of Radical Language in Online Platforms

Authors

  • Esther Theisen
  • Patrick Bours
  • Nancy Agarwal

Abstract

In this paper, we have investigated if we can detect radical comments in an online social network. We used comments from 6 subreddits, 3 of which are considered radical and 3 non-radical. Using various structural features of the texts in the comments, we were able to obtain an F1-score of 91% when using SVM with a linear kernel and a precision of almost 98% when using Random Forest.

Published

2020-11-23