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INFODEMIC - Combating the Infodemic to Curb the Pandemic: A Step Towards a Reliable and Knowledg...

Building on SnT/Uni.lu expertise on text analytics and machine learning, we propose the INFODEMIC project to challenge fake news on social media. Our approach considers a holistic view in combating fake news. To that end, we develop three key work packages: (1) Archiving of viral fake news, where a wikipedia-like crowdsourcing approach is investigated for building a large and publicly-searchable repository of fake news; (2) Automating early detection of fake news, where transfer learning-based models are devised to flag potential fake news in a multilingual setting; (3) Integrating a relia...

Coronajhemp: A COVID-19 Superhero For Luxembourg

The goal of this project is to enable quick access to trustworthy information and provide the Luxembourgish population with virtual assistance on topics related to COVID-19, towards the use of a chatbot. Moreover, a chatbot will help reduce the spread of wrong information among the population and relieve the existing governmental hotline for elder people. Users will be able to ask simple questions such as 'What are the symptoms of COVID-19?' or more subtle concerns like 'Where can I get tested?'. The chatbot could also be used to perform a quick diagnosis and assist the user with requesting...

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