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Julian Risch

I am a Ph.D. student at the Information Systems Group and a member of the HPI Research School. My research focuses on topic modeling and deep learning with applications in the field of comment analysis. Further, I am involved in projects on patent classification and book recommendation.

Contact Information

Prof.-Dr.-Helmert-Straße 2-3
D-14482 Potsdam
Room: F-2.08

Phone: +49 331 5509 272

Email: Julian Risch

Open Master's Theses

I provide supervision for Master's theses in the area of News Comment Analysis, e.g., Toxic Comment Classification, User Engagement Prediction, Comment Recommendation, and Discussion Summarization/Visualization. Feel free to schedule an informal meeting with me to discuss details of these topics and/or your own ideas.



Aggression Identification Using Deep Learning and Data Augmentation

Risch, Julian; Krestel, Ralf in Proceedings of the First Workshop on Trolling, Aggression and Cyberbullying (co-located with COLING) page 150-158 . 2018 .

Social media platforms allow users to share and discuss their opinions online. However, a minority of user posts is aggressive, thereby hinders respectful discussion, and — at an extreme level — is liable to prosecution. The automatic identification of such harmful posts is important, because it can support the costly manual moderation of online discussions. Further, the automation allows unprecedented analyses of discussion datasets that contain millions of posts. This system description paper presents our submission to the First Shared Task on Aggression Identification. We propose to augment the provided dataset to increase the number of labeled comments from 15,000 to 60,000. Thereby, we introduce linguistic variety into the dataset. As a consequence of the larger amount of training data, we are able to train a special deep neural net, which generalizes especially well to unseen data. To further boost the performance, we combine this neural net with three logistic regression classifiers trained on character and word n-grams, and hand-picked syntactic features. This ensemble is more robust than the individual single models. Our team named “Julian” achieves an F1-score of 60% on both English datasets, 63% on the Hindi Facebook dataset, and 38% on the Hindi Twitter dataset.
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Tags comments_analysis  hpi  isg  web_science