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I am currently a PhD student who's thesis title is "Telling Life Stories from Social Media Content".

The approach I am taking looks at identifying and categorising events from a persons social media data.

Given this data, we then look at how we might be able to rank events in terms of how memorable they are for a particular agent, as well as investigate ways we can seek to maximise recall for events by addressing things such as semantic memory, and ordering.

I am also attached to the ReelLives project which looks at doing something very similar. The goal of ReelLives is to create short documentaries that are automatically generated from a persons social media data, using things such as photos, videos and posts.

Keys: semantics,semantic web,reel lives,machine learning,nlp,java,event detection

Team: Harith Alani, Miriam Fernandez, Paul Mulholland





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Fernandez, M., Dickinson, T. and Alani, H. (2017) An analysis of UK Policing Engagement via Social Media, Social Informatics (SocInfo2017), Oxford, UK, 10539, pp. 289-304, Springer

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Farrow, E., Dickinson, T. and Aylett, M. (2015) Generating Narratives from Personal Digital Data: Using Sentiment, Themes, and Named Entities to Construct Storie, Demo at Human-Computer Interaction-INTERACT 2015

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Aylett, M., Farrow, E., Pschetz, L. and Dickinson, T. (2015) Generating Narratives from Personal Digital Data: Triptychs, Poster at 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Seoul, South Korea

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Dickinson, T., Fernandez, M., Thomas, L., Mulholland, P., Briggs, P. and Alani, H. (2015) Identifying Prominent Life Events on Twitter, 8th International Conference on Knowledge Capture, New York, America

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