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StartedJanuary 11, 2019
EndedJanuary 12, 2019
Time Spent16 hour(s)
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DescriptionA tool to identify subtle bias in articles

Articheck was a project I made at for hackathon DVHacks 2019. It used Google’s natural language processing API’s and a custom scoring algorithm to determine if the language in an article was biased.

Essentially, it checked to see how neutral the article was on an issue. If it used charged words and emotional statements, it would be scored negatively as that means it probably doesn’t discuss the issue in a politically and emotionally neutral manner.

I made this because I saw fact checking services elsewhere on the web which helped detect bias, but I couldn’t find anything that analyzed the language of articles themselves, so I and my friend made one.

This project won a $500 prize at the hackathon!