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Automatic Summarization of Privacy policies using Deep Learning

Show simple item record Wannakuwatte, Devmie 2019-01-24T05:55:53Z 2019-01-24T05:55:53Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Wannakuwatte, D (2018) Automatic Summarization of Privacy policies using Deep Learning. MSc. Dissertation. Informatics Institute of Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract With the increase in web users and websites, the safety of the users’ privacy online is a major concern. When accessing a website or using a computer software, all users are presented with a Privacy Statement, that details, what and how any information is collected from the users. Most of the users do not take time to read this policy, even if they do read, most of the time the language is hard to grasp for an average user. To assist in this task, this research aims to create a tool that summarizes the content of a privacy policy, to identify what information is being captured via a privacy policy. The proposed application will take a full text privacy policy as an input and will generate a visual representation of what information is being collected. The model used for this information retrieval is a GUR based Recurrent Neural Network for the text classifier which can identify 8 different categories of information that is collected. Based on the testing carried out, this model yielded an accuracy of 0.81 on test data. The average wait time to get an output was about 497 ms, for a policy of average 2000 words. Based on the results, the research can be considered as a successful attempt in summarizing privacy policies, which may give the end user an advantage in understanding the content of privacy policies in a much easier manner. en_US
dc.subject Natural Language Processing en_US
dc.subject Text Classification en_US
dc.subject Recurrent Neural Network en_US
dc.title Automatic Summarization of Privacy policies using Deep Learning en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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