An Annotation-based Tool for Fact Verification

Master Thesis

Annotation technology has been prevalent for quite some time, especially in the context of corpus creation and social reading. Our goal is to extend this technology with natural language processing capacity for fact verification. We will build on top of an existing open source annotation tool called hypothesis.

Our goal is to extend the basic hypothesis tool with a stable and responsive back-end service. This service will allow us to capture a user-selected text span in place and provide an assessment regarding its face veracity.