The 6th Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms (2022)


The goal of The Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms (WOAH) is to advance research that develops, interrogates and applies computational methods for detecting, classifying and modelling online abuse. You can see the Proceedings of WOAH 4 (2020) and WOAH 5 (2021). Please read, discuss and use!

WOAH 6 will be held on July 14th with NAACL. We look forward to seeing you there! šŸ„³


Poster Session 1

  • Counter-TWIT: An Italian Corpus for Online Counterspeech in Ecological Contexts

  • Lost in Distillation: A Case Study in Toxicity Modeling

  • Enriching Abusive Language Detection with Community Context

  • Multilingual HateCheck: Functional Tests for Multilingual Hate Speech Detection Models

  • Distributional properties of political dogwhistle representations in Swedish BERT

  • Towards a Multi-Entity Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis for Characterizing Directed Social Regard in Online Messaging

  • HATE-ITA: New Baselines for Hate Speech Detection in Italian

Poster Session 2

  • StereoKG: Data-Driven Knowledge Graph Construction For Cultural Knowledge and Stereotypes

  • The subtle language of exclusion: Identifying the Toxic Speech of Trans-exclusionary Radical Feminists

  • Free speech or Free Hate Speech? Analyzing the Proliferation of Hate Speech in Parler

  • Hate Speech Criteria: A Modular Approach to Task-Specific Hate Speech Definitions

  • Flexible text generation for counterfactual fairness probing

  • Targeted Identity Group Prediction in Hate Speech Corpora

  • Revisiting Queer Minorities in Lexicons


For this sixth edition of the Workshop on Online Abuse and Harms (6th WOAH!) we advance research in online abuse through our theme: On Developing Resources and Technologies for low resource Online Abuse and Harms . We continue to emphasize the need for inter-, cross- and anti- disciplinary work on online abuse and harms, and invite paper submissions from a range of fields. These include but are not limited to: NLP, machine learning, computational social sciences, law, politics, psychology, network analysis, sociology and cultural studies. Continuing the tradition started in WOAH 4, we invite civil society, in particular individuals and organisations working with women and marginalised communities who are often disproportionately affected by online abuse, to submit reports, case studies, findings, data, and to record their lived experiences. We hope that through these engagements WOAH can directly address the issues faced by those on the front-lines of tackling online abuse.


You can contact the organizers at organizers [at] workshopononlineabuse [dot] com


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