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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only


Computer Sciences, Information Science, Linguistics

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Published in Proceedings of 4REAL: Workshop on Replicability and Reproducibility of Research Results in Science and Technology of Language


As research on hate speech becomes more and more relevant every day, most of it is still focused on hate speech detection. By attempting to replicate a hate speech detection experiment performed on an existing Twitter corpus annotated for hate speech, we highlight some issues that arise from doing research in the field of hate speech, which is essentially still in its infancy. We take a critical look at the training corpus in order to understand its biases, while also using it to venture beyond hate speech detection and investigate whether it can be used to shed light on other facets of research, such as popularity of hate tweets.