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Detecting the Presence of Cyberbullying Using Computer Software

Bayzick, Jennifer and Kontostathis, April and Edwards, Lynne (2011) Detecting the Presence of Cyberbullying Using Computer Software. pp. 1-2. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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Abstract

Cyberbullying is willful and repeated harm inflicted through the medium of electronic text. Computer software was developed to detect the presence of cyberbullying in online chat conversations. Rules based on a dictionary of key words are used to classify a window of posts. A truth set of MySpace threads was created. The software was found to correctly identify windows containing cyberbullying 85.30% of the time, and it identifies innocent windows 51.91% of the time. The overall accuracy is 58.63%. This suggests that our coding rules must be refined to not falsely flag so much innocent conversation.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conferemce 2011
Subjects:WS7 Law
WS1 Computer Science
WSB Socio-cultural
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:490
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:40
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:11

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