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Fake news detection using machine learning

Lorent, Simon ULiège
Promotor(s) : Ittoo, Ashwin ULiège
Date of defense : 9-Sep-2019/10-Sep-2019 • Permalink :
Title : Fake news detection using machine learning
Author : Lorent, Simon ULiège
Date of defense  : 9-Sep-2019/10-Sep-2019
Advisor(s) : Ittoo, Ashwin ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Gribomont, Pascal ULiège
Geurts, Pierre ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 91
Keywords : [en] Fake news
[en] machine learning
[en] detection
[en] Attention Mechanism
[en] LSTM
[en] NLP
Discipline(s) : Engineering, computing & technology > Computer science
Target public : Researchers
Professionals of domain
General public
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en science des données, à finalité spécialisée
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté des Sciences appliquées


[en] For some years, mostly since the rise of social media, fake news have become a society
problem, in some occasion spreading more and faster than the true information. In this
paper I evaluate the performance of Attention Mechanism for fake news detection on
two datasets, one containing traditional online news articles and the second one news
from various sources. I compare results on both dataset and the results of Attention
Mechanism against LSTMs and traditional machine learning methods. It shows that
Attention Mechanism does not work as well as expected. In addition, I made changes
to original Attention Mechanism paper, by using word2vec embedding, that proves to
works better on this particular case.



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  • Lorent, Simon ULiège Université de Liège > Mast. sc. don. à fin.


Committee's member(s)

  • Gribomont, Pascal ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Informatique et intelligence artificielle
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  • Geurts, Pierre ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Algorith. des syst. en interaction avec le monde physique
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