Jacob Eisenstein

I'm an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, where I lead the Computational Linguistics Laboratory. I work on machine learning approaches to understanding human language. I'm especially interested in social media, discourse, computational social science, and statistical machine learning.

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Some recent publications

Identifying regional dialects in online social media. Eisenstein. To be published in the Handbook of Dialectology, 2015.
A survey of my work on computational analysis of social media to better understand dialect variation.
Gender Identity and Lexical Variation in Social Media. Bamman, Eisenstein, and Schnoebelen. Journal of Sociolinguistics, April 2014.
A reexamination of the role of gender and language, combining critical and computational perspectives. [published version] [submission pdf]
Representation Learning for Text-level Discourse Parsing. Ji and Eisenstein. ACL 2014.
Jointly induce word representations that support incremental discourse parsing in rhetorical structure theory.
Discriminative Improvements to Distributional Sentence Similarity. Ji and Eisenstein. EMNLP 2013.
We beat state-of-the-art results on paraphrase recognition by 3% raw accuracy, using a new discriminative approach to computing distributional representations for sentences.
A Log-Linear Model for Unsupervised Text Normalization.Yang and Eisenstein. EMNLP 2013.
We formulate unsupervised text normalization as a locally-normalized log-linear model, with a novel sequential Monte Carlo training algorithm.
Phonological factors in social media writing. Eisenstein. Workshop on Language Analysis in Social Media, at NAACL 2013.
Phonological variation is transcribed into social media, including systematic contextual phenomena.
What to do about bad language on the internet. Eisenstein. NAACL 2013.
A critical review of NLP work in social media analysis, and relevant theoretical perspectives from sociolinguistics.

Recent and upcoming presentations

Professional service

All this reviewing takes a lot of time! Please don't be offended if I decline additional requests, particularly from non-OA venues.

Other stuff

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