Request for help - Expanding hate speech monitoring worldwide

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The Sentinel Project ( team is currently working on improving the Hatebase ( online hate speech monitoring software as part of its overall atrocity prevention research and programming. A major part of this effort is to expand the number of countries and languages represented by the vocabulary in the Hatebase lexicon (i.e. slurs / keywords corresponding to negative language about various groups of people). The Sentinel Project therefore requests help from a variety of people and organizations with expertise or native fluency in a wide variety of languages. Current priority languages are list below but submissions for all languages are valuable. Questions, comments, and discussion about the project and its methodology are also very welcome.

This blog post explains more about how Hatebase works:

Those who are interested in helping can write to [] or else join our Citizen Linguist Lab initiative directly:

Priority languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Thai
  • German
  • Burmese
  • Sinhalese
  • Vietnamese
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Swedish
  • Turkish
  • Farsi
  • Russian
  • Hindi
  • Urdu