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 non-standard language, discourse, computational social science, and statistical machine learning.

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Some recent publications

Diffusion of lexical variation in online social media. Eisenstein, O'Connor, Smith, and Xing. PLOS-ONE, November 2014.
An analysis of changes in word popularity over time and space, correlated with macro-level demographic features of American metropolitan areas.
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.

Recent and upcoming presentations and visits

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.


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