Teaching computers to recognize jerks

Researchers have developed an algorithm that can identify antisocial behaviour in online comment sections.
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Can a computer tell if you're being a jerk online? Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil and his colleagues think so. They've developed an algorithm that can identify antisocial behaviour in online comment sections.

You can check out their study: Antisocial Behavior in Online Discussion Communities (PDF)

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