LLEAD – Layered Learning for Early Anomaly Detection: A Metalearning Approach


While social media have the potential to spread misinformation, they also have the potential to support the education of the public. The goal of this project is to develop a bot that participates in debates in social media by detecting misinformation using contradiction detection methods and providing reliable information, and to test it in discussions about COVID-19.



- adaptation of state-of-the-art approaches for contradiction detection to the problem of detecting misinformation;
- empirical comparison of the methods developed on COVID-19 data;
- a bot that uses the methods developed to participate in social media debates;
- publication of a paper.


Author: Tomás Novo

Type: MSc thesis

Partner: FEUP – Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto

Year: 2021