Kim Breitwieser


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Can Contextualizing User Embeddings Improve Sarcasm and Hate Speech Detection?
Kim Breitwieser
Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science (NLP+CSS)

While implicit embeddings so far have been mostly concerned with creating an overall representation of the user, we evaluate a different approach. By only considering content directed at a specific topic, we create sub-user embeddings, and measure their usefulness on the tasks of sarcasm and hate speech detection. In doing so, we show that task-related topics can have a noticeable effect on model performance, especially when dealing with intended expressions like sarcasm, but less so for hate speech, which is usually labelled as such on the receiving end.