My research deals with the analysis of spontaneous language samples. Most of my work focuses on written language, but some of my work also deals with transcriptions of spoken language. My main research projects can be categorized along these lines:
- Computational Linguistics for the analysis of code-switched data
- Information extraction, an in particular named entity recognition (NER) from social media data
- Multimodal NLP, in problems such as detection of objectionable content online
I’m the founder and director or RiTUAL Lab. Visit our group website to learn more about what we do at UH.
My research is NSF and in the past I have received funding from ONR, DoD and ADOBE. I received an NSF CAREER award in 2014 for my work on authorship attribution in cross-domain settings.