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Hate Speech Classifier for Social Media Content in Italian Language

A monolingual model for hate speech classification of social media content in Italian language. The model was trained on 119,670 YouTube comments and tested on an independent test set of 21,072 YouTube comments. It is based on Italian ALBERTO pre-trained language model.

Please cite:

Kralj Novak, P., Scantamburlo, T., Pelicon, A., Cinelli, M., Mozetič, I., & Zollo, F. (2022, July). Handling disagreement in hate speech modelling. In International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems (pp. 681-695). Cham: Springer International Publishing. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-031-08974-9_54


During training the text was preprocessed using the original Italian ALBERTO tokenizer. We suggest the same tokenizer is used for inference.

Model output

The model classifies each input into one of four distinct classes:

  • 0 - acceptable

  • 1 - inappropriate

  • 2 - offensive

  • 3 - violent

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