A Survey on Automated Fact-Checking

Zhijiang Guo, Michael Schlichtkrull, Andreas Vlachos


Abstract
Fact-checking has become increasingly important due to the speed with which both information and misinformation can spread in the modern media ecosystem. Therefore, researchers have been exploring how fact-checking can be automated, using techniques based on natural language processing, machine learning, knowledge representation, and databases to automatically predict the veracity of claims. In this paper, we survey automated fact-checking stemming from natural language processing, and discuss its connections to related tasks and disciplines. In this process, we present an overview of existing datasets and models, aiming to unify the various definitions given and identify common concepts. Finally, we highlight challenges for future research.
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2022.tacl-1.11
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Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Volume 10
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2022
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Cambridge, MA
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TACL
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MIT Press
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178–206
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https://aclanthology.org/2022.tacl-1.11
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10.1162/tacl_a_00454
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Zhijiang Guo, Michael Schlichtkrull, and Andreas Vlachos. 2022. A Survey on Automated Fact-Checking. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 10:178–206.
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A Survey on Automated Fact-Checking (Guo et al., TACL 2022)
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