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Annotateurs volontaires investis et éthique de l'annotation de lettres de suicidés

Abstract : According to the World Health Organization, 800,000 people die of suicide every year. About 20% of them leave a written message. This paper discusses a corpus of such messages. The corpus was annotated with reference to the emotions expressed in the notes. The annotators were family or friends of someone who had died by suicide, or mental health professionals. We refer to these non-coercivally and altruistically motivated annotators as vested volunteers. A number of ethical issues are explored with this task and group of annotators, including the role of empathy, possible effects on the annotators, and the uses that might be made of the products of the annotation project. We conclude considering the project from the point of view of the Ethics and Big Data Charter.
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Kevin Bretonnel Cohen, John Pestian,, Karën Fort. Annotateurs volontaires investis et éthique de l'annotation de lettres de suicidés. ETeRNAL (Ethique et Traitement Automatique des Langues), Jun 2015, Caen, France. ⟨hal-01159052⟩



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