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Evaluating the application of NLP tools in mainstream participatory budgeting processes in Scotland


Nov 23, 2021
Jonathan Davies, Miguel Arana-Catania, Rob Procter, Felix-Anselm van Lier, Yulan He

* 7 pages, presented at the 14th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance 2021. arXiv admin note: text overlap with arXiv:2109.09517 

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Evaluation of Abstractive Summarisation Models with Machine Translation in Deliberative Processes


Oct 12, 2021
M. Arana-Catania, Rob Procter, Yulan He, Maria Liakata

* 8 pages, presented in EMNLP 2021 - New Frontiers in Summarization Workshop 

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A mixed-methods ethnographic approach to participatory budgeting in Scotland


Sep 20, 2021
Jonathan Davies, M. Arana-Catania, Rob Procter, F. A. Van Lier, Yulan He

* 6 pages, presented in GoodIT 2021 Conference 

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Machine Learning for Mediation in Armed Conflicts


Aug 26, 2021
M. Arana-Catania, F. A. Van Lier, Rob Procter

* 24 pages, 16 figures, 2 tables, to be presented in Data for Policy conference 

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Evaluation of Thematic Coherence in Microblogs


Jun 30, 2021
Iman Munire Bilal, Bo Wang, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter, Adam Tsakalidis

* ACL 2021 - Long Paper - Association for Computational Linguistics 

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A Query-Driven Topic Model


Jun 22, 2021
Zheng Fang, Yulan He, Rob Procter

* ACL2021 finding paper. For source code, see https://github.com/Fitz-like-coding/QDTM 

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Query-Driven Topic Model


May 28, 2021
Zheng Fang, Yulan He, Rob Procter

* ACL2021 finding paper. For source code, see https://github.com/Fitz-like-coding/QDTM 

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Citizen Participation and Machine Learning for a Better Democracy


Feb 28, 2021
M. Arana-Catania, F. A. Van Lier, Rob Procter, Nataliya Tkachenko, Yulan He, Arkaitz Zubiaga, Maria Liakata

* 19 pages, 5 figures, 4 tables, to appear in Digital Government: Research and Practice (DGOV) 

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Detection and Resolution of Rumours in Social Media: A Survey


Apr 03, 2018
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Ahmet Aker, Kalina Bontcheva, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter

* ACM Computing Surveys 51, 2, Article 32 (February 2018), 36 pages 
* ACM Computing Surveys 

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Political Homophily in Independence Movements: Analysing and Classifying Social Media Users by National Identity


Mar 21, 2018
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Bo Wang, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter

* Accepted for publication in IEEE Intelligent Systems 

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Discourse-Aware Rumour Stance Classification in Social Media Using Sequential Classifiers


Dec 06, 2017
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Elena Kochkina, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter, Michal Lukasik, Kalina Bontcheva, Trevor Cohn, Isabelle Augenstein

* Information Processing & Management, Volume 54, Issue 2, March 2018, Pages 273-290 

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Towards Real-Time, Country-Level Location Classification of Worldwide Tweets


Apr 25, 2017
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Alex Voss, Rob Procter, Maria Liakata, Bo Wang, Adam Tsakalidis

* Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (IEEE TKDE) 

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SemEval-2017 Task 8: RumourEval: Determining rumour veracity and support for rumours


Apr 20, 2017
Leon Derczynski, Kalina Bontcheva, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter, Geraldine Wong Sak Hoi, Arkaitz Zubiaga


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Learning Reporting Dynamics during Breaking News for Rumour Detection in Social Media


Oct 24, 2016
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter


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Stance Classification in Rumours as a Sequential Task Exploiting the Tree Structure of Social Media Conversations


Oct 11, 2016
Arkaitz Zubiaga, Elena Kochkina, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter, Michal Lukasik

* COLING 2016 

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Using Gaussian Processes for Rumour Stance Classification in Social Media


Sep 07, 2016
Michal Lukasik, Kalina Bontcheva, Trevor Cohn, Arkaitz Zubiaga, Maria Liakata, Rob Procter


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