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Bilal Ghanem, Manuel Montes-y-Gómez, Francisco Rangel, Paolo Rosso. UPV-INAOE-Autoritas-Check That: Preliminary Approach for Checking Worthiness of Claims. Working Notes of CLEF 2018 - Conference and Labs of the Evaluation Forum, 2018. Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro, Jian Yun Nie, Laure Soulier (Editors).

Journalists usually work for a long time to investigate presidential debates. Their main role is to extract the sentences in the debates that include information about facts or previous events. These sentences are called claims. The investigation process of these claims is important where it can reveal how credible is the speaker or the other candidates. Therefore, proposing systems for extracting these claims can certainly improve the press work. In this paper, we will present our approach for CLEF-2018 Check That lab for Task 1. We propose an approach that uses a text distortion technique to detect claims that are worthy for checking. Our approach has achieved an acceptable results taking into account the complexity of this task.