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Addressing Social Bias in Information Retrieval

Jahna Otterbacher

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  "description": "<p>Journalists and researchers alike have claimed that IR systems are socially biased, returning results to users that perpetuate gender<br>\nand racial stereotypes. In this position paper, I argue that IR researchers and in particular, evaluation communities such as CLEF, can and should address such concerns. Using as a guide the Principles for Algorithmic Transparency and Accountability recently put forward by the Association for Computing Machinery, I provide examples of techniques for examining social biases in IR systems and in particular, search engines.</p>", 
  "license": "", 
  "creator": [
      "affiliation": "Open University of Cyprus, Nicosia,Cyprus and Research Centre on Interactive Media Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies, Nicosia, Cyprus", 
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      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Jahna Otterbacher"
  "headline": "Addressing Social Bias in Information Retrieval", 
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  "datePublished": "2018-09-14", 
  "url": "", 
  "version": "Accepted pre-print", 
  "@type": "ScholarlyArticle", 
  "keywords": [
    "Social biases", 
    "Ranking algorithms", 
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  "identifier": "", 
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    "alternateName": "CLEF 2018", 
    "location": "Avignon, France", 
    "@type": "Event", 
    "name": "9th International Conference of the CLEF Association,, ,"
  "name": "Addressing Social Bias in Information Retrieval"
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