Buse Çarık


A Turkish Hate Speech Dataset and Detection System
Fatih Beyhan | Buse Çarık | İnanç Arın | Ayşecan Terzioğlu | Berrin Yanikoglu | Reyyan Yeniterzi
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

Social media posts containing hate speech are reproduced and redistributed at an accelerated pace, reaching greater audiences at a higher speed. We present a machine learning system for automatic detection of hate speech in Turkish, along with a hate speech dataset consisting of tweets collected in two separate domains. We first adopted a definition for hate speech that is in line with our goals and amenable to easy annotation; then designed the annotation schema for annotating the collected tweets. The Istanbul Convention dataset consists of tweets posted following the withdrawal of Turkey from the Istanbul Convention. The Refugees dataset was created by collecting tweets about immigrants by filtering based on commonly used keywords related to immigrants. Finally, we have developed a hate speech detection system using the transformer architecture (BERTurk), to be used as a baseline for the collected dataset. The binary classification accuracy is 77% when the system is evaluated using 5-fold cross-validation on the Istanbul Convention dataset and 71% for the Refugee dataset. We also tested a regression model with 0.66 and 0.83 RMSE on a scale of [0-4], for the Istanbul Convention and Refugees datasets.

A Twitter Corpus for Named Entity Recognition in Turkish
Buse Çarık | Reyyan Yeniterzi
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

This paper introduces a new Turkish Twitter Named Entity Recognition dataset. The dataset, which consists of 5000 tweets from a year-long period, was labeled by multiple annotators with a high agreement score. The dataset is also diverse in terms of the named entity types as it contains not only person, organization, and location but also time, money, product, and tv-show categories. Our initial experiments with pretrained language models (like BertTurk) over this dataset returned F1 scores of around 80%. We share this dataset publicly.

SU-NLP at SemEval-2022 Task 11: Complex Named Entity Recognition with Entity Linking
Buse Çarık | Fatih Beyhan | Reyyan Yeniterzi
Proceedings of the 16th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval-2022)

This paper describes the system proposed by Sabancı University Natural Language Processing Group in the SemEval-2022 MultiCoNER task. We developed an unsupervised entity linking pipeline that detects potential entity mentions with the help of Wikipedia and also uses the corresponding Wikipedia context to help the classifier in finding the named entity type of that mention. The proposed pipeline significantly improved the performance, especially for complex entities in low-context settings.