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"Strategies for neutralising sexually explicit language." G. R. S. Weir and A. M. Duta. Proceedings of CTC 2012 : 3rd Cybercrime and Trustworthy Computing Workshop. University of Ballarat. 2012. (BibTeX)

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While scales for the 'strength' of pornographic images have been developed and used in research and for judicial purposes, the potential emotive impact of text-based pornography has received little attention. In this paper we describe our approach to characterising dimensions of sexually explicit language and outline their use in strategies for neutralising such language. Our intended application of this work is contexts where we may wish to affect the content to which a student, trainee or other professional may be exposed. By controlling the quantity and degree of such content, we aim to minimise any detrimental effects (observer impact) that such content may have on ill-prepared individuals.