Artificial Text DetectionMonday 07/18 09:00 EST
Adaku Uchendu (The Pennsylvania State University), Vladislav Mikhailov (HSE University), Jooyoung Lee (The Pennsylvania State University), Saranya Venkatraman (The Pennsylvania State University), Tatiana Shavrina (AI Research Institute), Ekaterina Artemova (HSE University / Huawei Noah's Ark Lab)
Recent advances in natural language generation have led to the development of models capable of generating high-quality and human-like texts among many languages and domains. However, it is known that such models can be misused for malicious purposes, including but not limited to generating fake news, spreading propaganda, and facilitating fraud. This tutorial aims at bringing awareness of artificial text detection, a fast-growing niche field devoted to mitigating the misuse of these models. It targets NLP researchers and industrial practitioners who work with text generative models and/or on mitigating ethical, social, and privacy harms. Our tutorial provides the attendees with a comprehensive background on this topic and reviews in a holistic manner: (1) issues of generative models that can exacerbate their misuse, (2) terminologies and task definitions, (3) models well-studied for the task, (4) existing datasets and benchmarks, (5) approaches to detecting generated texts, (6) standard crowd-sourcing practices and related critical studies, (7) downstream applications, and (8) established risks of harm. We conclude by outlining unresolved methodological problems and future work directions.
The tutorial website is here.