The #StayHomeforSG dashboard launch

Social media in COVID-19: building resilience or sowing stress? When the circuit-breaker came into effect in April 2020, Singaporeans suspended their daily lives to check the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Social media and computer-mediated-communication became the lifeline for communication as well as breaking news. However, social media was considered by many to be a... Continue Reading →

The SMOL Project

Image credits: Swati Vats for the SMOL project. Every story has a beginning. This post is the beginning of the SMOL Project. The Social Media, Online behavior and Language project focuses on online human behavior and computer mediated communication. One day, we'll have our own spiders, bots, crawlers, apps, and python (scripts). SMOL is also... Continue Reading →

Language modeling on social media: the pros and cons

A number of studies have used social media language to (a) profile individuals, (b) profile linguistic styles, (c) profile communities, and (d) extrapolate the results to other domains, individuals, and communities. However, my work shows that pre-trained models may not scale well to other platforms, or even on the same platform to measure aggregated groups of... Continue Reading →

The 2nd BIRNDL Workshop at SIGIR 2017!

The 2nd BIRNDL workshop and the 3rd Microsoft Research Asia CL-SciSumm Shared Task at SIGIR 2017 will focus on the problems in Big Science - the explosion in the production of scientific literature and the growth of scientific enterprise1. This document comprises the full workshop proposal and call for papers. This workshop is a follow-up to... Continue Reading →

CFP: Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries

International Journal on Digital Libraries Call for Papers Special Issue on: Bibliometric-enhanced Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing for Digital Libraries Current digital libraries collect and allow access to digital papers and their metadata – but mostly do not analyze the full-text of the materials they index. The scale of scholarly publications poses a challenge... Continue Reading →

Social Media Analytics for Elections

A major project I have been working on recently, is the analysis of social media conversations around national elections in Asian societies. This project comprises a series of published studies conducted in Southeast Asia for examing some of the following questions: (a) the topical, functional, and interactional strategies of political parties in their Twitter campaigns... Continue Reading →

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