The project FRENK that is financed by the Slovenian Research Agency from 2017 to 2020 offers the first comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment of linguistic, sociological, legal and technological dimensions of different forms of socially unacceptable discourse (SUD).
The goals of the project include identifying SUD as a linguistic phenomenon and puts it in the social contexts in which explicit and implicit forms of discriminatory language are used. Furthermore, it strives for an improved understanding of the differences between legal and illegal forms of on-line communication.
The Centre for Language Resources and Technologies is offering infrastructural support to the project. In work package 2, where the aim is to develop a typology of SUD and its targets (groups and individuals targeted by SUD) as well as manually annotate a representative SUD sample which will be the gold standard for SUD analysis. Manual corpus annotation took place on CJVT’s local installation of the crowdsourcing platform Pybossa. CJVT researchers have developed the interface and set up the annotation process for all annotators and assessors in the project.