A Crash Course on Ethics for Natural Language Processing

Annemarie Friedrich, Torsten Zesch


Abstract
It is generally agreed upon in the natural language processing (NLP) community that ethics should be integrated into any curriculum. Being aware of and understanding the relevant core concepts is a prerequisite for following and participating in the discourse on ethical NLP. We here present ready-made teaching material in the form of slides and practical exercises on ethical issues in NLP, which is primarily intended to be integrated into introductory NLP or computational linguistics courses. By making this material freely available, we aim at lowering the threshold to adding ethics to the curriculum. We hope that increased awareness will enable students to identify potentially unethical behavior.
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2021.teachingnlp-1.6
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Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Teaching NLP
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June
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2021
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Online
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NAACL | TeachingNLP
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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49–51
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https://aclanthology.org/2021.teachingnlp-1.6
DOI:
10.18653/v1/2021.teachingnlp-1.6
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Annemarie Friedrich and Torsten Zesch. 2021. A Crash Course on Ethics for Natural Language Processing. In Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Teaching NLP, pages 49–51, Online. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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