Graduate School and Research Center in Digital Sciences

Scrutinizer: Fact checking statistical claims

Karagiannis, Georgios; Saeed, Mohammed; Papotti, Paolo; Trummer, Immanuel

VLDB 2020, 46th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases, 31 August-4 September 2020, Tokyo, Japan (Virtual Conference) / To be published in PVLDB (Proceedings of the VLDB Endowment), Vol.13, N°12, 2020

We demonstrate Scrutinizer, a system that supports human fact checkers in translating text claims into SQL queries on an associated database. Scrutinizer coordinates teams of human fact checkers and reduces their veri cation time by proposing queries or query fragments over relevant data. Those proposals are based on claim text classi ers, that gradually improve during the veri cation of multiple claims. In addition, Scrutinizer uses tentative execution of query candidates to narrow down the set of alternatives. The verifi cation process is controlled by a cost-based optimizer that plans effective question sequences to verify speci c claims, and prioritizes claims for veri cation. In this demonstration, we fi rst show how our system can assist users in verifying statistical claims. We then let users come up with new, unseen claims and show how the system effectively learns new queries with little user feedback.

Document Bibtex

Title:Scrutinizer: Fact checking statistical claims
Type:Poster / Demo
Language:English
City:Tokyo
Country:JAPAN
Date:
Department:Data Science
Eurecom ref:6282
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Bibtex: @poster / demo{EURECOM+6282, year = {2020}, title = {{S}crutinizer: {F}act checking statistical claims}, author = {{K}aragiannis, {G}eorgios and {S}aeed, {M}ohammed and {P}apotti, {P}aolo and {T}rummer, {I}mmanuel}, number = {EURECOM+6282}, month = {08}, institution = {Eurecom} address = {{T}okyo, {JAPAN}}, url = {http://www.eurecom.fr/publication/6282} }
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