I am currently a senior at the University of Texas at Austin, studying Mathematics with a focus in Computer Science. I am a Guam-born Filipino-Mexican American with a love of international food, travel, and lifting. Being an Air Force Brat, I moved 8 times before graduating high school and aspire to be a strong leader like my parents.
My research is in Natural Language Processing, and I have published 2 papers in sentiment analysis and hate speech detection on social media. My research interests include social good applications of NLP and tasks utilizing social media data. I am interested in learning about how online communities form and interact, as well building systems to facilitate inclusive and safe online communication.
Here’s a list of my publications. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
Expressively Vulgar: The socio-dynamics of vulgarity and its effects on sentiment analysis in social media
Isabel Cachola, Eric Holgate, Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, and Jessy Li
Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING) 2018
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Why Swear? Analyzing and Inferring the Intentions of Vulgar Expressions
Eric Holgate, Isabel Cachola, Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, and Jessy Li
Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) 2018
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This is the rotating set I use to answer the “Say a fun fact about yourself” question
I have a pet hedgehog
I'm an Air Force brat
I'm a powerlifter
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