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.
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Monday, 8 August 2016