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.

New (feb 2024): A general-audience presentation of the project, its genesis and its perspectives, from the perspectives of Inria and RadioFrance, is available here.

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 (CEDAR),
    Antoine Deiana, Emilie Gautreau, Antoine Krempf, Thomas Pointillon, Gérald Roux, Joanna Yakin (Radio France) Statistical Claim Checking: StatCheck in Action (demonstration), ACM CIKM 2022, Atlanta, USA. Also informally shown at BDA 2022, Clermont-Ferrand, France.
  • 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) Conference, Boston, USA, 2022.

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