I am working on a master's thesis in natural language processing wherein I analyse various tokenisation algorithms. These algorithms keep a large fixed-size set of recognised words (more specifically, word pieces) in storage, on the order of tens to hundreds of thousands. Along the way of my analysis, I noticed in one of the non-English tokenisers I am studying that it had quite a few word pieces which could only be completed to form English pornographic terms (let's say ussy, inces, cking and so on). The reason would be that they were trained over web corpora that contain such webpages.
There exist lists of swearwords online that contain some of these words. However, there are also a bunch of words that qualify as pornographic genres (maid, POV...) that aren't inherently pornographic, were it not for the fact that they are English words appearing online in a corpus that largely consists of a different language and that has the obviously pornographic words already present in it. As further evidence, the names of some porn websites also occur in the tokeniser's vocabulary.
I find myself in a strange and slightly blush-making predicament, now: not afraid of the internet, the only place I could actually find a comprehensive list of pornographic genres and website names was, well, on websites that also host videos of those genres. Since this one experiment fits very nicely with the rest of the thesis and I find the results significant and interesting, I would like to feature it.
Proper academic methodology requires that my experiments be reproducible... but how do I cite my sources in the most appropriate way possible? I have only found one paper that speaks on this topic, which obfuscates their sourcing:
We filter out documents that have at least three types or ten tokens from a list of words highly used in pornography. The list was derived from the analysis of pornographic pages harvested in a previous crawl.
The lists of swearwords are all Node.js packages, so citing those is no problem. For the rest of the list, concretely, how does one cite
porn.com in a scientific work, as appropriately as possible? Hyperlinking to it seems like a bad idea, and showing the URL to me seems "tasteless", although not showing the URL feels too handwavy and might raise even more eyebrows ("I use a list compiled from a variety of websites known to me").
This is at a Western-European university, so there won't be a moral inquisition if I include these results, but that doesn't mean it's not something to be nonchalant about. I want to respectful to the reader but academically precise.