dirk hovy

2017/09/19, 06:46AM
BLOG: Conference sizes in NLP are growing exponentially, which will likely affect how we review, organize, and experience conferences in the future. Some thoughts based on my observations at ACL and EMNLP.
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2016/10/22, 04:59AM
BLOG: I had some time and analyzed the US presidential debates from a quantitative point of view. Turns out the candidates differ even beyond their messages.
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“I have been thinking, Hobbes”
“What, on a weekend?”
“Well, it wasn’t on purpose…”
Calvin and Hobbes

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Hi, glad you found this site!

I work in Natural Language Processing (NLP), a subfield of artificial intelligence. My research focuses on computational social science and specifically computational sociolinguistics, i.e., the intersection of social sciences and statistical natural language processing. The goal of my research is to use machine learning to answer social science questions. I am interested in integrating sociolinguistic knowledge into NLP models, and conversely, to use large-scale statistics to model the interaction between people’s demographic profile and their language use (see here or here). I am also interested in ethics for data science and algorithmic fairness.

I am associate professor at the department of marketing at Bocconi University, and affiliated with the computer science department (DIKU) at the University of Copenhagen.
I received my PhD from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where I was working as research assistant at the Information Sciences Institute. My thesis topic was how to learn semantic types and relations from plain text.
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If you have questions or comments, feel free to send me a mail.
Cheers,

Dirk
2017/09/19, 06:46AM

BLOG: Some Thoughts on the Future of NLP Conferences

Conference sizes in NLP are growing exponentially, which will likely affect how we review, organize, and experience conferences in the future. Some thoughts based on my observations at ACL and EMNLP.
more…
2016/10/22, 04:59AM

BLOG: It’s All About the He Said, She Said―A Quantitative Analysis of the Three Presidential Debates

I had some time and analyzed the US presidential debates from a quantitative point of view. Turns out the candidates differ even beyond their messages.
more…
2016/09/15, 06:25AM

NEWS: New Position

I am proud and happy to announce that as of Aug 1, I am associate professor of computer science at the computer science department of the University of Copenhagen. The goal of a 15-year journey :)

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