Language technology (WP3)
Dr. Ali Hürriyetoğlu is a postdoctoral research fellow at KNAW in the Odeuropa project working on historical multilingual text processing. Dr. Hürriyetoğlu was a postdoctoral research fellow at Koc University in the European Research Commission (ERC) projects “Emerging Welfare” (EMW) and “Social ComQuant: Excelling in Computational and Quantitative Social Sciences in Turkey” between 2017 and 2021. He performed research and coordinated the work-package related to automatically collecting a multi-country and multilingual protest events (contentious politics) database from local news sources in EMW. He was responsible for computational aspects in the Social ComQuant Project. He taught courses on text mining and programming to social science undergraduate and master students at KU between 2019 and 2021. Mr. Hürriyetoğlu performed research on extracting actionable information from social media in the scope of his Ph.D studies at Radboud University. He has been working in industrial, governmental, and academic settings to process news and social media text in various domains throughout his career. His recent research focus is on the robustness and the generalizability of text processing systems across contexts.