Posted on Sept. 25, 2017
Cynthia Van Hee successfully defended her PhD on September 22nd, 2017. Her dissertation entitled Can machines sense irony? Exploring automatic irony detection on social media was supervised by Prof. dr. Véronique Hoste (Ghent University) and Prof. dr. Els Lefever (Ghent University). In her research she explored how irony is realized in social media text and devised a system to automatically detect irony. For this research she also managed to model implicit sentiment based and explored the added value of polarity clash information for a sentiment analysis system.
The same day, her research was featured in the Flemish quality newspaper De Standaard.