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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
  • Argument Generation
  • Argumentation Mining
  • Computational Social Science
  • Social Media Analysis


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

  • We have two papers accepted to ACL 2019! Excited for the trip to Florence, Italy!
  • Our paper 'Modeling the Factors of User Success in Online Debate' got accepted to WWW (The Web Conference) 2019.
  • 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.

Publications

  • Determining Relative Argument Specificity and Stance for Complex Argumentative Structures.
    Esin Durmus, Faisal Ladhak and Claire Cardie.
    To appear in ACL 2019.
  • A Corpus for Modeling User and Language Effects in Argumentation on Online Debating.
    Esin Durmus and Claire Cardie.
    To appear in ACL 2019.
  • Modeling the Factors of User Success in Online Debate.
    Esin Durmus and Claire Cardie.
    In Proceedings of the 2019 World Wide Web Conference (WWW '19), May 13–17, 2019, San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cornell Belief and Sentiment System at TAC 2016.
    Vlad Niculae, Kai Sun, Xilun Chen, Yao Cheng, Xinya Du, Esin Durmus, Arzoo Katiyar and Claire Cardie.
    Text Analysis Conference (TAC), 2016.

Teaching

  • Introduction to Natural Language Processing, Cornell University. Fall 2016, Fall 2017.
  • 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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