StatCheck: Statistical Claim Checking

StatCheck: Statistical Claim Checking

This project, carried in collaboration with RadioFrance, was aimed to help journalist with fact-checking tasks. We gathered heterogeneous data from different trusted sources, currently INSEE and Eurostat, in which we can perform fine-granularity search.

Also, we developped a stastical claim extraction moduled, that we paired with social network monitoring of French public figures.

 

Architecture

 

Social media posts acquisition

We regularly acquire the tweets and Facebook posts of public personalities of interest. This list, variable, contains mainly political personalities of the French government.

We provide an interface highligting the posts containing statistical or factual claims, and generate queries to evaluate the claim against our statistic corpus.

Video presentation

A video presenting StatCheck is available here.

Publications

  • Oana Balalau, Simon Ebel, Théo Galizzi, Ioana Manolescu, Quentin Massonnat. Statistical Claim Checking: StatCheck in Action. ACM CIKM 2022.
  • Oana Balalau, Simon Ebel, Théo Galizzi, Ioana Manolescu, Quentin Massonnat (CEDAR),
    Antoine Deiana, Emilie Gautreau, Antoine Krempf, Thomas Pointillon, Gérald Roux, Joanna Yakin (Radio France) Fact-checking Multidimensional Statistic Claims in French. Truth And Trust Online (TTO) 2022.

  • Oana Balalau, Simon Ebel, Théo Galizzi, Ioana Manolescu, Quentin Massonnat. Statistical Claim Checking: StatCheck in Action. BDA 2022.

 

 

 

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