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Esin Durmus


Contact me: ed459@cornell.edu

Welcome! I am Esin Durmus. I am a third year PhD student in Cornell University advised by Claire Cardie.

Research Interests

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Media Analysis
  • Computational Social Science
  • Argumentation Mining


My research in more detail

My primary research focuses on understanding and modeling user behaviour (things like how users interact with each other, how they express their opinions, how their activity changes over time) on social media. I focus on modeling user-related characteristics and language jointly to understand how the language and interaction style varies across different groups of people. I use techniques from Machine Learning, NLP and combine these with the literature from Social Science, Pyschology, and Communications with the hope of contributing to many of these fields.


News

  • Our work on 'Understanding the Effect of Gender and Stance on Opinion Expression in Debates on "Abortion"' got accepted to PEOPLES workshop co-organized with NAACL for oral presentation.
  • Our work on "Exploring the Role of Prior Beliefs for Argument Persuasion" got accepted to NAACL for oral presentation.
  • Debate.org dataset is now publicly available.

Publications

  • Exploring the Role of Prior Beliefs for Argument Persuasion. Esin Durmus and Claire Cardie.
    In Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL), 2018.
    Bibtex
  • Understanding the Effect of Gender and Stance on Opinion Expression in Debates on "Abortion”. Esin Durmus and Claire Cardie.
    In Proceedings of PEOPLES2018 workshop (co-organized with NAACL) on computational modeling of peoples opinions, personality, and emotions in social media.
    Bibtex

Datasets

  • Debate.org dataset : Contains a collection of 77,595 debates from October of 2007 until November of 2017 drawn from debate.org along with comprehensive user profile information for 35,684 users.

Teaching

  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Cornell University. Fall 2016, Fall 2017, Fall 2018.
  • Machine Learning for Data Science, Cornell University. Spring 2016.
  • Introduction to Web Design, Cornell University. Fall 2015.

Work Experience

  • Applied Scientist Intern in Amazon Inc. Summer 2017.

Contact

You can contact me at ed459@cornell.edu.

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