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COAST_CORE is a tool designed for aiding the credibility assessment of online articles. It is a collection of modules that are useful for assessing various aspects of credibility.


The tool is built in Python 3 and tested in versions 3.5 and 3.6.

There are two methods of named entity detection included as part of COAST_CORE. For running the Stanford named entity detection, you will need Java installed.


To install COAST_CORE, run this command in your terminal:

$ pip install coast_core

This is the preferred method to install COAST_CORE, as it will always install the most recent stable release.

If you don’t have pip installed, this Python installation guide can guide you through the process.

To install from source, visit our documentation.


Date Status
April 2016 Research on credibility begins, some initial scripts are written as part of various studies
First half of 2017 Adrien Aucher joins UC as an intern and works with Ashley Williams on the first version of this tool. It is only used internally at this point.
April 2018 Yann Le Norment joins UC as an intern and works on a first public release.
May 2018 First public release!
August 2018 Version 0.1.2 released; fixing bugs and making things stable.
November 2018 Stefan Hall joins the project to work on the first release. Version 1.0.0 released.

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