Large Language Models for Multi-label Propaganda Detection

Published in EMNLP Arabic Natural Language Processing Workshop, 2022

Recommended citation: Chavan, Tanmay and kane, Aditya. “Large Language Models for Multi-label Propaganda Detection” (2022).

The spread of propaganda through the internet has increased drastically over the past years. Lately, propaganda detection has started gaining importance because of the negative impact it has on society. In this work, we describe our approach for the WANLP 2022 shared task which handles the task of propaganda detection in a multi-label setting. The task demands the model to label the given text as having one or more types of propaganda techniques. There are a total of 21 propaganda techniques to be detected. We show that an ensemble of five models performs the best on the task, scoring a micro-F1 score of 59.73%. We also conduct comprehensive ablations and propose various future directions for this work.

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  doi = {10.48550/ARXIV.2210.08209},
  url = {},
  author = {Chavan, Tanmay and Kane, Aditya},
  keywords = {Computation and Language (cs.CL), FOS: Computer and information sciences, FOS: Computer and information sciences},
  title = {Large Language Models for Multi-label Propaganda Detection},
  publisher = {arXiv},
  year = {2022}, 
  copyright = { perpetual, non-exclusive license}