Alumnus

Biography

Kalina Bontcheva is a senior research scientist at the University of Sheffield and the holder of an EPSRC career acceleration fellowship, working on text mining and summarisation of social media.

Kalina received her PhD on the topic of adaptive hypertext generation from the University of Sheffield in 2001. Her main interests are information extraction, opinion mining, text summarisation, and the open-source GATE software infrastructure for NLP. Kalina Bontcheva is currently coordinating the PHEME European project on analysing rumours in social media, as well as leading the Sheffield teams in the TrendMiner and DecarboNet European projects, which are researching semantic annotation, summarisation, visualisation, and semantic search over large-scale social media and news streams.

She also co-organises and lectures at the week-long, annual GATE NLP summer school in Sheffield, which attracts over 50 participants each year.
 

Social media has come to play an ever more important role in politics; not least during large-scale, public events such as the EU referendum. Last year we showed how important Twitter has become for domestic politics through analysis of the General Election. In this short blog series, we will take a look at the aftermath of Brexit, now that some of the dust has settled.
George Windsor
Headshot of Valerio Arnaboldi
Monday, 8 August 2016
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Nesta is working with the University of Sheffield to create the Political Futures Tracker, a tool that will provide near-real time analysis of political texts in the run up to the 2015 UK General election. It will hone in on key topics, future thinking and sentiment, as they unfold on Twitter, party websites and in political speeches and other relevant web material.
George Windsor
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
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