Ajees A P


KU_NLP@LT-EDI-EACL2021: A Multilingual Hope Speech Detection for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion using Context Aware Embeddings
Junaida M K | Ajees A P
Proceedings of the First Workshop on Language Technology for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Hope speech detection is a new task for finding and highlighting positive comments or supporting content from user-generated social media comments. For this task, we have used a Shared Task multilingual dataset on Hope Speech Detection for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (HopeEDI) for three languages English, code-switched Tamil and Malayalam. In this paper, we present deep learning techniques using context-aware string embeddings for word representations and Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) and pooled document embeddings for text representation. We have evaluated and compared the three models for each language with different approaches. Our proposed methodology works fine and achieved higher performance than baselines. The highest weighted average F-scores of 0.93, 0.58, and 0.84 are obtained on the task organisers’ final evaluation test set. The proposed models are outperforming the baselines by 3%, 2% and 11% in absolute terms for English, Tamil and Malayalam respectively.