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Truth Goggles B.S. detection software
« on: May 14, 2012, 05:38:32 pm »
Dan Schultz, a student at the MIT Media Lab, is developing Truth Goggles, a new Web app that helps you spot falsehoods in articles you read. It uses the PolitiFact database. Neiman Journalism Lab wrote this article about his initial tests.

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Re: Truth Goggles B.S. detection software
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2012, 08:39:58 pm »
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Dan Schultz, a student at the MIT Media Lab, is developing Truth Goggles, a new Web app that helps you spot falsehoods in articles you read. It uses the PolitiFact database. Neiman Journalism Lab wrote this article about his initial tests.

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Is this real? I see the static demo page, but no links to an outside page to test it on.

If this is real, it's going to make scholarly work a lot easier.

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Re: Truth Goggles B.S. detection software
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2012, 11:10:43 pm »
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Is this real? I see the static demo page, but no links to an outside page to test it on.


According to the article, his thesis, and a working version of the software, should be finished by as early as next week.

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If this is real, it's going to make scholarly work a lot easier.


I can see great potential as a data mining tool, especially in fields like Particle Physics where there is a massive daily flow of new data: these three papers support this particular point of your hypothesis while these four papers refute it.

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