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Using New York Times Picks to Identify Constructive Comments

Varada Kolhatkar, Maite Taboada
2017 Proceedings of the 2017 EMNLP Workshop: Natural Language Processing meets Journalism  
We build several classifiers using New York Times Picks as positive examples and non-constructive thread comments from the Yahoo News Annotated Comments Corpus as negative examples of constructive online  ...  We examine the extent to which we are able to automatically identify constructive online comments.  ...  Acknowledgments We are grateful to Nicholas Diakopoulos for promptly providing us 5,232 NYT Picks, which are part of our training data. Thank you to the reviewers for constructive feedback.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w17-4218 dblp:conf/emnlp/KolhatkarT17 fatcat:qtll6vxsq5cr3prdglswb6dbia

Classifying Constructive Comments [article]

Varada Kolhatkar, Nithum Thain, Jeffrey Sorensen, Lucas Dixon, Maite Taboada
2020 arXiv   pre-print
We introduce the Constructive Comments Corpus (C3), comprised of 12,000 annotated news comments, intended to help build new tools for online communities to improve the quality of their discussions.  ...  We define constructive comments as high-quality comments that make a contribution to the conversation.  ...  At training time, all models use a dropout of 0.5 before the fully connected layers. They are trained with the adam optimizer using a learning rate of 0.001.  ... 
arXiv:2004.05476v4 fatcat:vrq3flmbnrbazhjsxwhluygwoy

Constructive Language in News Comments

Varada Kolhatkar, Maite Taboada
2017 Proceedings of the First Workshop on Abusive Language Online  
Third, we explore whether available argumentation corpora can be useful to identify constructiveness in news comments.  ...  We discuss the characteristics of constructive news comments, and present methods to identify them. First, we define the notion of constructiveness. Second, we annotate a corpus for constructiveness.  ...  Thank you also to the reviewers for very constructive suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.18653/v1/w17-3002 dblp:conf/acl-alw/KolhatkarT17 fatcat:fc2gb6j4svdqnm3q33vmf6a7iu

Socially-Informed Timeline Generation for Complex Events

Lu Wang, Claire Cardie, Galen Marchetti
2015 Proceedings of the 2015 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies  
We instead aim to generate socially-informed timelines that contain both news article summaries and selected user comments.  ...  In human evaluation, the associated comment summaries are furthermore rated more insightful than editor's picks and comments ranked highly by users.  ...  Traditional news media -the New York Times and CNN, for example -now provide online mechanisms that allow and encourage readers to share reactions, opinions, and personal experiences relevant to a news  ... 
doi:10.3115/v1/n15-1112 dblp:conf/naacl/WangCM15 fatcat:buy466ybsnacfdpd576grj44p4

Socially-Informed Timeline Generation for Complex Events [article]

Lu Wang and Claire Cardie and Galen Marchetti
2016 arXiv   pre-print
We instead aim to generate socially-informed timelines that contain both news article summaries and selected user comments.  ...  In human evaluation, the associated comment summaries are furthermore rated more insightful than editor's picks and comments ranked highly by users.  ...  Traditional news media -the New York Times and CNN, for example -now provide online mechanisms that allow and encourage readers to share reactions, opinions, and personal experiences relevant to a news  ... 
arXiv:1606.05699v1 fatcat:rqqlkvllprgmfnfotg6cyzqg4i

Outnumbered but Well-Spoken

Emma Pierson
2015 Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing - CSCW '15  
Using eight months of online comments on New York Times articles, we find that only 28% of commenters of identifiable gender are female, but that their comments receive more recommendations from other  ...  Readers of the New York Times are 56% male, 63% younger than 50, and 80% at least partially college-educated [9] .  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We thank Suzanna Fritzberg, Nathan Matias, Nat Roth, and Jacob Steinhardt for helpful contributions, and the staff at the New York Times for their cooperation and guidance.  ... 
doi:10.1145/2675133.2675134 dblp:conf/cscw/Pierson15 fatcat:qi3eauokjfcipgc7mlavx7ubo4

Constructive and Toxic Speech Detection for Open-domain Social Media Comments in Vietnamese [article]

Luan Thanh Nguyen, Kiet Van Nguyen, Ngan Luu-Thuy Nguyen
2021 arXiv   pre-print
With the results, we can solve several tasks on the online discussions and develop the framework for identifying constructiveness and toxicity of Vietnamese social media comments automatically.  ...  Moreover, those comments are also quite toxic and harmful to people.  ...  Since 2017, The New York Times has had full-time moderators to evaluate comments of users on their website.  ... 
arXiv:2103.10069v4 fatcat:nzlt4sj5qvapjpkhp36arlmkaa

Killing the Comments: Why Do News Organizations Remove User Commentary Functions?

Maria N. Nelson, Thomas B. Ksiazek, Nina Springer
2021 Journalism and Media  
Based on a thematic analysis of 20 comment removal statements, we found that the most common rationale for this shift was an effort to reduce incivility and misinformation among user comments.  ...  Yet, in recent years many news organizations have limited, or abandoned altogether, their commentary functions. This paper examines statements and policies published by such news organizations.  ...  Once such comments are identified, they can be featured prominently (e.g., the New York Times "picks"), and this type of recognition might positively impact users' future commenting behavior.  ... 
doi:10.3390/journalmedia2040034 fatcat:uozwyefxcbb75gynahka2nbgzm

Mensch, bentsh, and balagan: Variation in the American Jewish linguistic repertoire

Sarah Bunin Benor
2011 Language & Communication  
Thank you to the anonymous reviewers and to my co-editor, Tsvi Sadan, for their valuable suggestions. And special thanks to all who pretested, disseminated, and participated in the survey.  ...  Acknowledgements Thank you to Steven M. Cohen, Bruce Phillips, Mary Bucholtz, Elaine Chun, Anje Van Berckelaer, and Roberta Benor for their assistance.  ...  Why do some people use New York pronunciations even though they have never lived in New York? Perhaps they spend time with friends or relatives from New York.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.langcom.2010.08.006 fatcat:g7cpoxlxwrb6tgrilgdmtdg5ke

DRJ volume 16 issue 1 Cover and Front matter

1984 Dance Research Journal  
Office Tower, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12242.  ...  York-College at Purchase and distributed by the New York office of CORD twice each year.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0149767700014121 fatcat:2hyulgtrhjbqhpnwagkypdh32q

Affordance theory and e-books: evaluating the e-reading experience using netnography

John D'Ambra, Concepcion S. Wilson, Shahriar Akter
2017 Personal and Ubiquitous Computing  
Using netnography, comments by online readers to articles in The New York Times and Scientific American were analysed and coded by themes identified in the literature of e-books versus print books.  ...  Using netnography, comments by online readers to articles in The New York Times and Scientific American were analysed and coded by themes identified in the literature of e-books versus print books.  ...  Table 1 . 1 Decriptives of Datasets Dataset 1 Dataset 2 Source New York Times [3] Scientific American [49] Number of comments used 307 42 Number of contributors 288 36 Time period January -March  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00779-017-1086-1 fatcat:76agepkjhfaz5fikutz44mvvgq

Running Interference: Pace Picks Up on Synthetic Lethality Research

K. Garber
2004 Journal of the National Cancer Institute  
In work published in the March 25 issue of Nature, Bernards' group in Amsterdam and Greg Hannon's group at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York both demonstrated, for the first time, the use of large-scale  ...  (See News, Nov. 20, 2002 , Vol. 94, No. 22, p. 1666 Synthetic lethality is a new way to find cancer drug targets.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jnci/96.13.982 pmid:15240774 fatcat:hkmahaodkvbxfemosuekhz2lgm

Top Comment or Flop Comment? Predicting and Explaining User Engagement in Online News Discussions [article]

Julian Risch, Ralf Krestel
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Further, we investigate what makes some comments more engaging than others. To this end, we identify engagement triggers and arrange them in a taxonomy.  ...  However, the overwhelming number of comments makes it infeasible for the average news consumer to read all of them and hinders engaging discussions.  ...  Kolhatkar and Taboada (2017) use editor picks from the New York Times as positive training samples to learn to identify constructive comments.  ... 
arXiv:2003.11949v1 fatcat:3dme6qg25bhmfdz7q3khyvdfiu

Page 285 of Forest and Stream; A Journal of Outdoor Life, Travel, Nature Study, Shooting, Fishing, Yachting Vol. 62, Issue 13 [page]

1904 Forest and Stream; A Journal of Outdoor Life, Travel, Nature Study, Shooting, Fishing, Yachting  
This time she kept on and came through to New York without accident or incident worth recording.  ...  The importation of British yachts has been of great benefit to our yachting in every way and their remarkable beauty has always been a subject of much comment, while their substantial construction and  ... 

Conformal Superspace: the configuration space of general relativity [article]

Julian Barbour, Niall Ó Murchadha
2010 arXiv   pre-print
This allows us to complete the project. We show that given a point and a velocity in conformal superspace, the Einstein equations generate a unique curve in conformal superspace.  ...  Let us now go back and, leaving the initial data unchanged, pick a new constant, K 2 , and repeat the construction.  ...  to try to identify them here.  ... 
arXiv:1009.3559v1 fatcat:e6433p2x3zgavj2l2k7pa34tbq
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