NLP Bias Against Disabled People

An overview of how biases against mentions of disabilities are embedded in natural language processing tasks and models

Catherine Yeo
Fair Bytes
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4 min readMay 13, 2020

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I recently came across “Social Biases in NLP Models as Barriers for Persons with Disabilities”, a new paper (arXiv preprint here) that will appear in ACL 2020. It provided a novel vantage point on bias in NLP by looking at how machine learning and NLP models affect disabled people, which I found to be a very interesting perspective and one I sought to highlight.

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Catherine Yeo
Fair Bytes

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