Bilgisayar Mühendisliği

Dr. Şeniz Demir

Şeniz DEMİR, PhD

       

Şeniz Demir, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Computer Engineering
MEF University
Address: Ayazaga Cd. No: 4, Maslak/Istanbul TURKEY
Office: 535
Phone: +90-212-395 0000
Email: seniz.demir-at-mef.edu.tr
DBLP        G.Scholar

WORK EXPERIENCE

RESEARCH

Research Interests

  • Natural Language Generation/Processing
  • Accessibility Systems/Assistive Technologies
  • Dialogue Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning

Current/Previous Turkish NLP Research

  • Language Generation
  • Paraphrase Identification/Generation
  • Text Normalization
  • Coreference Resolution
  • Word Polarity/Sentiment Classification

Research Projects

  • PI, "Turkish Natural Language Generation via Recurrent Neural Networks", TUBITAK-3501, 2018-Present
  • Researcher, "Turkish Text Analysis Tools", TUBITAK Internal Project, 2015‐2017
  • Researcher, "B3Lab: Cloud Computing and Big Data Research Laboratory", TUBITAK Internal Project, 2013‐2015
  • Researcher, "MULTISAUND: Multilingualism Integrated to Speech and Audio Understanding", TUBITAK FP7 REGPOT Regional Potential,  2011‐2013
  • Graduate Researcher, "Multimodal Access to Information Graphics", U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), 2008‐2010

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

  • Sandra Carberry, Stephanie Elzer, Kathleen F. McCoy, Seniz Demir, Peng Wu, Charles Greenbacker, Daniel Chester, Edward Schwartz, David Oliver, and Priscilla Moraes. "Access to Multimodal Articles for Individuals with Sight Impairments", ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems, 2(4), 2012.
  • Seniz Demir, Sandra Carberry, and Kathleen F. McCoy. "Summarizing Information Graphics Textually", Computational Linguistics, 38(3), pp. 527‐574, 2012. (SCI)
  • Seniz Demir, David Oliver, Edward Schwartz, Sandra Carberry, Stephanie Elzer, Kathleen F. McCoy, and Daniel Chester. "Interactive SIGHT: Textual Access to Simple Bar Charts", The New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Special Issue: Web Accessibility, 16(3), pp. 245‐279, 2010. (SCI-Expanded)

Book Chapters

  • Sandra Carberry, Stephanie Elzer, Richard Burns, Peng Wu, Daniel Chester, and Seniz Demir. "Information Graphics in Multimodal Documents" , Advances in Video, Audio, and Imagery Analysis for Search, Data Mining, Surveillance, and Authoring (ed M. T. Maybury), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 235‐252, 2012.
  • Stephanie Elzer, Edward Schwartz, Sandra Carberry, Daniel Chester, Seniz Demir, and Peng Wu. "Bar Charts in Popular Media: Conveying Their Message to Visually Impaired Users via Speech", Studies in Computational Intelligence Series, Advances in Intelligent Information Systems, Springer, Volume 265, pp. 275‐298, 2010.
  • Seniz Demir, Sandra Carberry, and Stephanie Elzer. "Issues in Realizing the Overall Message of a Bar Chart", Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, John Benjamins, Volume 5, pp. 311‐320, 2009.

Conference Proceedings

  • Seniz Demir. "Context Tailoring for Text Normalization", In Proc. of NAACL'2016‐ Workshop on Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing, pp. 6‐14.
  • Seniz Demir, Murat Tan, and Berkay Topcu. "Turkish Normalization Lexicon for Social Media", In Proc. of CICLING'2016.
  • Seniz Demir. "Generating Valence Shifted Turkish Sentences", In Proc. of INLG'2014, pp.128‐132.
  • F. Canan Pembe Muhtaroglu, Seniz Demir, Murat Obali, and Canan Girgin. "Business Model Canvas Perspective on Big Data Applications", In Proc. of IEEE Big Data Workshop on Big Data and Society'2013, pp.32‐37.
  • Seniz Demir, Ilknur Durgar El-Kahlout, and Erdem Unal. "A Case Study Towards Turkish Paraphrase Alignment", In Proc. of ENLG'2013, pp. 188‐192.
  • Seniz Demir, Stephanie Elzer Schwartz, Richard Burns, and Sandra Carberry. "What is Being Measured in an Information Graphic?", In Proc. of CICLING'2013, pp. 501‐512.
  • Seniz Demir, Ilknur Durgar El-Kahlout, Erdem Unal, and Hamza Kaya. "Turkish Paraphrase Corpus", In Proc. of LREC'2012, pp. 4087‐4091.
  • Charles Greenbacker, Peng Wu, Sandra Carberry, Kathleen F. McCoy, Stephanie Elzer, David McDonald, Daniel Chester, and Seniz Demir. "Improving the Accessibility of Line Graphs in Multimodal Documents", In Proc. of EMNLP'2011 Workshop on Speech and Language Processing for Assistive Technologies (SLPAT), pp.52‐62.
  • Seniz Demir, David Oliver, Edward Schwartz, Sandra Carberry, Stephanie Elzer, and Kathleen F. McCoy. "Interactive SIGHT Demo: Textual Summaries of Simple Bar Charts", Demo Paper, In Proc. of ASSETS'2010, pp. 267‐268.
  • Seniz Demir, Sandra Carberry, and Kathleen F. McCoy. "A Discourse-Aware Graph Based Content-Selection Framework", In Proc. of INLG'2010, pp, 11‐25.
  • Seniz Demir, David Oliver, Edward Schwartz, Sandra Carberry, Stephanie Elzer, and Kathleen F. McCoy. "Interactive SIGHT into Information Graphics", In Proc. of W4A, 2010.
  • Seniz Demir. "TAIG: Textually Accessible Information Graphics", In Proc. of ASSETS'2008, pp. 313‐314. (Extended Abstract)
  • Seniz Demir, Sandra Carberry, and Kathleen F. McCoy. "Generating Textual Summaries of Bar Charts", In Proc. of INLG'2008, pp. 7‐15.
  • Stephanie Elzer, Edward Schwartz, Sandra Carberry, Daniel Chester, Seniz Demir, and Peng Wu. "Accessible Bar Charts for Visually Impaired Users", In Proc. of TELEHEALTH/AT'2008, pp. 55‐60.
  • Seniz Demir, Sandra Carberry, and Stephanie Elzer. "Effectively Realizing the Inferred Message of an Information Graphic", In Proc. of RANLP'2007, pp. 150‐156.
  • Stephanie Elzer, Edward Schwartz, Sandra Carberry, Daniel Chester, Seniz Demir, and Peng Wu. "A Browser Extension for Providing Visually Impaired Users Access to the Content of Bar Charts on the Web", In Proc. of WEBIST'2007, pp. 59‐66.
  • Sandra Carberry, Stephanie Elzer, and Seniz Demir. "Information Graphics: An Untapped Resource for Digital Libraries", In Proc. of SIGIR'2006, pp. 581‐588.
  • Stephanie Elzer, Sandra Carberry, and Seniz Demir. "Communicative Signals as the Key to Automated Understanding of Simple Bar Charts", In Proc. of DIAGRAMS'2006, pp. 25‐39. (Best Paper Award)
  • Stephanie Elzer, Sandra Carberry, Ingrid Zukerman, Daniel Chester, Nancy Green, and Seniz Demir. "A Probabilistic Framework for Recognizing Intention in Information Graphics", In Proc. of IJCAJ'2005, pp, 1042‐1047.
  • Stephanie Elzer, Sandra Carberry, Daniel Chester, Seniz Demir, Nancy Green, and Ingrid Zukerman. "Exploring and Exploiting the Limited Utility of Captions in Recognizing Intention in Information Graphics", In Proc. of ACL'2005, pp.223‐230.
  • C. Cem Say, Ozlem Cetinoglu, Seniz Demir, and Fatih Ogun. "A Natural Language Processing Infrastructure for Turkish", In Proc. of COLING'2004, pp. 1385‐1391.

TEACHING

MEF University

  • COMP 304 ‐ Operating Systems (Spring 2018)
  • MATH 108 ‐ Discrete and Combinatorial Mathematics (Spring 2018)
  • COMP 205 ‐ Systems Programming (Fall 2017)
  • MATH 321 ‐ Automata Theory and Formal Languages (Fall 2017)

Marmara University

  • File Organization (Fall 2000)

EDUCATION

  • PhD:
    Department of Computer and Information Sciences
    University of Delaware
    2004‐2010
  • MSc:
    Department of Computer Engineering
    Bosphorus University
    2000‐2003
  • BSc:
    Department of Computer Engineering
    Marmara University
    1996‐2000
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