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Farzindar, Atefeh

Adjunct Professor

  • CEO of NLP Technologies Inc.
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Los Angeles, California, USA

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Farzindar, Atefeh

Research expertise

  • Natural Language Processing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Computational Linguistics
  • Semantic Analysis in Social Media
  • Automatic Summarization and Question Answering
  • Machine Learning and Statistical Machine Translation
  • Information extraction, Information Retrieval and Intelligent Systems

Current projects

  • TRANSLI™ social media analytics and monitoring
  • This platform is a visual analytics system designed to help users utilize the power of social intelligence for news and events. The current in-house technologies in TRANSLI™ use knowledge engineering, NLP-based search engines, machine translation technologies, sentiment analysis, geo-localization, social media analytics and data visualization

Publications

Books and book chapters:

Atefeh Farzindar and Diana Inkpen, accepted Book proposal, Morgan & Claypool Publishers, April 2014, Expected Publication Date: December 2014.

Atefeh Farzindar, Social Network Integration in Document Summarization, Book chapter, Innovative Document Summarization Techniques: Revolutionizing Knowledge Understanding, IGI Global publisher January 2014.

International Journal of Computational Intelligence, Special Issue on Semantic analysis in social networks (SASN 2013). Atefeh Farzindar and Diana Inkpen (Guest Editors).  Wiley, Edited By: Ali Ghorbani, and Evangelos Milios.

Advances in Artificial Intelligence, 23rd Canadian Conference on Artificial intelligence, Canadian AI 2010 Atefeh Farzindar and Vlado Keselj (eds.). Springer, Ottawa, Canada, vol. LNAI 6085, May/June 2010.

Atefeh's Publications

      Ph.D. Student Co-Supervision

•           Naveed Afzal, information extraction, information retrieval, University of

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Supervision and Co- Supervision

•           Dr. Mohammad Raeesi, postdoctoral research, NLP Technologies in collaboration with University of Windsor on Emotion Analysis in Twitter: Detecting an important event and its influence on the public mood, 2014

•           Dr. Ahmad Barirani, postdoctoral research, NLP Technologies in collaboration with Polytechnique Montreal, system for qualitatively analyze Tweets by integrating methods of natural language processing to methods of social network analysis, 2013

•           Dr. Wael Khreich, NSERC postdoctoral research, NLP Technologies, on domain adaptation and machine learning for Statistical Machine Translation (SMT), 2011-2013

•           Dr. Mehdi Yousfi-Monod, Automatic Summarization and intelligent user interfaces, Postdoctoral, RALI, Université de Montréal 2009-2010

•           Dr. Emmanuel Chieze, Automatic Summarization of legal documents, Postdoctoral, RALI, Université de Montréal, 2007-2009