In Search of a Gold Standard in Studies of Deception. EACL ’12.


Gokhman, S., Hancock, J., Ott, M., Cardie, C.

In this study, we explore several popular techniques for obtaining corpora for deception research. Through a survey of traditional as well as non-gold standard creation approaches, we identify advantages and limitations of these techniques for webbased deception detection and offer crowdsourcing as a novel avenue toward achieving a gold standard corpus. Through an indepth case study of online hotel reviews, we demonstrate the implementation of this crowdsourcing technique and illustrate its applicability to a broad array of online reviews.