HATE COVID-19.PT - Detecting Overt and Covert Hate Speech in Social Media (HATE COVID)

Type: National Project Project

Duration: from 2021 May 01 to 2022 Jul 30

Financed by: FCT

Prime Contractor: R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

The key objectives of this project are twofold. Firstly, it attempts to develop methods for semi-automatically creating a large-scale Portuguese annotated corpus covering both overt and covert online hate speech, before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Secondly, it intends to create a prototype that demonstrates how the information in the annotated corpus can support hate speech detection, allowing users to visualize the metrics extracted from data, considering attributes like hate speech target and publication date, and highlighting the linguistic and rhetorical clues underlying hatred content. The developed resources and tools will promote the research on the dynamics of online hate speech in Portuguese, particularly in adverse contexts, such as a pandemic outbreak.


  • R - INESC-ID Lisboa (Other) - Lisboa, Portugal

Principal Investigators