COMMITTEE & CALL FOR PAPERS
Gender as a Variable in Natural-Language Processing: Ethical Considerations
Researchers and practitioners in natural language processing (NLP) and related fields should attend to ethical principles in study design, ascription of categories/variables to study ...
Integrating the Management of Personal Data Protection and Open Science with Research Ethics
Dave Lewis, Joss Moorkens and Kaniz Fatema
We examine the impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the push from research funders to provide open access research data on the current practices in ...
A Quantitative Study of Data in the NLP community
We present results on a quantitative analysis of publications in the NLP domain on collecting, publishing and availability of research data. We ﬁnd that a wide range of publications ...
Say the Right Thing Right: Ethics Issues in Natural Language Generation Systems
Charese Smiley, Frank Schilder, Vassilis Plachouras and Jochen L. Leidner
We discuss the ethical implications of Natural Language Generation systems. We use one particular system as a case study to identify and classify issues, and we provide an ethics checklist ...
Building Better Open-Source Tools to Support Fairness in Automated Scoring
Nitin Madnani, Anastassia Loukina, Alina von Davier, Jill Burstein and Aoife Cahill
Automated scoring of written and spoken responses is an NLP application that can significantly impact lives especially when deployed as part of high-stakes tests such as ...
Ethical Considerations in NLP Shared Tasks
Carla Parra Escartín, Wessel Reijers, Teresa Lynn, Joss Moorkens, Andy Way and Chao-Hong Liu
Shared tasks are increasingly common in our field, and new challenges are suggested at almost every conference and workshop. However, as this has become an established way of ...
A Short Review of Ethical Challenges in Clinical Natural Language Processing
Simon Suster, Stephan Tulkens and Walter Daelemans
Clinical NLP has an immense potential in contributing to how clinical practice will be revolutionized by the advent of large scale processing of clinical records. However, this potential ...
Ethical Research Protocols for Social Media Health Research
Adrian Benton, Glen Coppersmith and Mark Dredze
Social media have transformed data-driven research in political science, the social sciences, health, and medicine. Since health research often touches on sensitive topics that relate to ethics ...
Gender and Dialect Bias in YouTube's Automatic Captions
This project evaluates the accuracy of YouTube's automatically-generated captions across two genders and five dialect groups. Speakers' dialect and gender was controlled for by ...
Social Bias in Elicited Natural Language Inferences
Rachel Rudinger, Chandler May and Benjamin Van Durme
We analyze the Stanford Natural Language Inference (SNLI) corpus in an investigation of bias and stereotyping in NLP data. The SNLI human-elicitation protocol makes ...
Ethical by Design: Ethics Best Practices for Natural Language Processing
Jochen L. Leidner and Vassilis Plachouras
Natural language processing (NLP) systems analyze and/or generate human language, typically on users’ behalf. One natural and necessary question that needs to be ...
Goal-Oriented Design for Ethical Machine Learning and NLP
The argument made in this paper is that to act ethically in machine learning and NLP requires focusing on goals. NLP projects are often classificatory systems that deal ...
These are not the Stereotypes You are Looking For: Bias and Fairness in Authorial Gender Attribution
Corina Koolen and Andreas van Cranenburgh
Stylometric and text categorization results show that author gender can be discerned in texts with relatively high accuracy. However, it is difficult to explain what gives rise to these ...