Cynthia Van Hee's PhD Defense - 22 September 2017

AMiCA Closing Event - Report

On 9 December 2016, the AMiCA project organized their closing symposium to present the results of this 4 year interuniversitary research project. The symposium was organized around the three use cases in the AMiCA project and featured guest lectures from a variety of organizations, who framed the problems from a societal angle. Below you will find some impressions from that day, including slides and posters.

AMiCA-technologie leert sociale media te modereren



AMiCA nominated for LIA award

The AMiCA project, a collaboration between the University of Antwerp, Ghent University and KULeuven, is nominated for a LIA (Language Industry Award) in the category of "Best language project 2015”. The AMiCA project develops technologies to ensure the online safety of children on the Internet. We deploy advanced language and image analysis techniques to monitor social media messages on a large scale. Without invading the child’s privacy, we can help detect and prevent typical online threats, such as sexually transgressive behavior, depression and suicidality, and cyberbullying.

Washington Post: "Teens rarely report online harassment. When they do, they rarely get help"

Kathleen Van Royen talks about her cyberbullying research in the Washington Post.



AMiCA paper wins Best Paper Award at HUSO conference!

The paper "Automatic Detection and Prevention of Cyberbullying" by Cynthia Van Hee and her AMiCA co-authors has won the Best Paper award at The First International Conference on Human and Social Analytics. The award-winning paper will soon be available from this site.

"Femme de la rue", maar dan online

["Femme de la rue", but then online]
Radio 1 - 07/11/2015

Alle emancipatie ten spijt: meisjes krijgen het op het internet harder te verduren dan jongens. Dat blijkt uit een onderzoek van de Universiteit Antwerpen. En ook volwassen vrouwen hebben er last van. Wat is de impact daarvan? En vooral: wat doen we eraan?

We praten erover met onderzoekster Kathleen Van Royen van de Universiteit van Antwerpen.

Taalkundige ontmaskert pestkoppen op internet

Walter Daelemans praat over het AMiCA-project in Gazet Van Antwerpen (22/9/2015)

MIOS on hate speech

Kathleen Van Royen (MIOS) was interviewed for the TV show Volt on the topic of hate speech on social media and the potential of AMiCA-technology in this context. You can watch the broadcast by clicking on the image below. Kathleen's interview starts around 10:50.


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