Samaneh Karimi


Emad at SemEval-2019 Task 6: Offensive Language Identification using Traditional Machine Learning and Deep Learning approaches
Emad Kebriaei | Samaneh Karimi | Nazanin Sabri | Azadeh Shakery
Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

In this paper, the used methods and the results obtained by our team, entitled Emad, on the OffensEval 2019 shared task organized at SemEval 2019 are presented. The OffensEval shared task includes three sub-tasks namely Offensive language identification, Automatic categorization of offense types and Offense target identification. We participated in sub-task A and tried various methods including traditional machine learning methods, deep learning methods and also a combination of the first two sets of methods. We also proposed a data augmentation method using word embedding to improve the performance of our methods. The results show that the augmentation approach outperforms other methods in terms of macro-f1.