Bibliometric Analysis of Deep Learning for Social Media Hate Speech Detection

  • Raymond Tapiwa Mutanga Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Oludayo Olugbara Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • Nalindren Naicker Durban University of Technology, South Africa
Keywords: Bibliometric, Deep Learning, Hate Speech


Social media has become an important web technology for creating and sharing information plus enhancing business reputations worldwide. However, the anonymity accorded by social media platforms has been cryptically vituperated to spread horrendous content such as hate speech. Recently, researchers have been progressively gravitating towards the use of deep learning techniques to address the problem of social media hate speech detection. This study provides bibliometric analysis and mapping of the existing literature on hate speech detection using deep learning algorithms. The study used articles published between 2016 and 2022 from the Scopus database, while Vos Viewer, Biblioshiny, and Panda’s software tools were employed for the bibliometric analysis. The research explored the yearly trajectory of recent publications, dominant countries, collaborative institutions, sources of primary studies that have employed deep learning for hate speech detection, and the intellectual and social structures of the research constituents. It has been observed that the literature on hate speech detection is rapidly growing, but research output and collaborations from the developing countries of the world are still limited. The findings of this study provide insights into the intellectual structure and advancements in deep learning applications for hate speech detection while identifying research gaps for future work.


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Mutanga, R., Olugbara, O., & Naicker, N. (2023). Bibliometric Analysis of Deep Learning for Social Media Hate Speech Detection. Journal of Information Systems and Informatics, 5(3), 1154-1176.