3IA PhD/Postdoc Seminar #17

Published on August 29, 2022 Updated on October 24, 2022

on the September 2, 2022

from 10:30am to 12:00pm
Inria Sophia Antipolis Méditerranée



10:30 - 11:00
Benjamin Ocampo (UCA, I3S)
Chair of Elena Cabrio

"We Need Two Poke Flutes to Wake You Up'' an In-depth Analysis of Implicit and Subtle Hate Speech Messages

The research carried out so far in detecting abusive content in social media has primarily focused on overt forms of hate speech. While explicit hate speech (HS) is more easily identifiable by recognizing hateful words, messages containing linguistically subtle and implicit forms of HS (as circumlocution, metaphors and sarcasm) constitute a real challenge for automatic systems. While the sneaky and tricky nature of subtle messages might be perceived as less hurtful with respect to the same content expressed clearly, such abuse is at least as harmful as overt abuse. In this paper, we first provide an in-depth and systematic analysis of 6 standard benchmarks for HS detection, relying on a fine-grained and linguistically-grounded definition of implicit and subtle messages. Then, we experiment with state-of-the-art neural network architectures on three supervised tasks, namely HS, implicit HS and subtle HS message classification. We show that such models perform satisfactory on explicit messages, but fail to detect implicit and subtle content, highlighting the fact that HS detection is not a solved problem and deserves further investigation. We release the annotated corpora and the accompanying software under free licenses to the research community.

11:00 - 11:30
Tong Zhao (Inria, Titane)
Chair of Pierre Alliez

Progressive Discrete Domains for Implicit Surface Reconstruction

Many global implicit surface reconstruction algorithms formulate the problem as a volumetric energy minimization, trading data fitting for geometric regularization. As a result, the output surfaces may be located arbitrarily far away from the input samples. This is amplified when considering i) strong regularization terms, ii) sparsely distributed samples or iii) missing data. This breaks the strong assumption commonly used by popular octree-based and triangulation-based approaches that the output surface should be located near the input samples. As these approaches refine during a pre-process, their cells near the input samples, the implicit solver deals with a domain discretization not fully adapted to the final isosurface. We relax this assumption and propose a progressive coarse-to-fine approach that jointly refines the implicit function and its representation domain, through iterating solver, optimization and refinement steps applied to a 3D Delaunay triangulation. There are several advantages to this approach: the discretized domain is adapted near the isosurface and optimized to improve both the solver conditioning and the quality of the output surface mesh contoured via marching tetrahedra.

11:30 - 12:00

Open discussion on the two contributions