Portrait of Michael Gamon

Michael Gamon

Researcher

About

Short Bio:

1990-91: Fulbright scholar at the University of Washington
1992: MA in linguistics, University of Washington
1996: PhD in linguistics, University of Washington
1996: internship in the NLP group
1996: joined MS as German grammarian in the NLP group, writing the German grammar for NLPWin, still used in the German grammar checker in Office
1997-1998: working from the German MS sub in Unterschleissheim
1998 – 2014: member of the NLP group
Since Feb 2014: member of the Knowledge and Language Team in MSR-Technology

Research Interests:

Knowledge extraction and representation
Automatic detection of language errors
Sentiment and subjectivity detection
Analysis of social media (see our BLEWS project)
Modeling of linguistic properties (e.g. word order, language errors)
Text classification based on stylistic properties
Text representations beyond ngrams

Projects

Discussion Graph Tool

Established: April 25, 2014

DGT (Discussion Graph Tool) is an easy-to-use analysis tool that provides a domain-specific language extracting co-occurrence relationships from social media and automates the tasks of tracking the context of relationships and other best practices. DGT provides a single-machine implementation, and…

Online and social media data as a flawed continuous panel survey

Established: April 9, 2014

If search and Twitter data are to be treated as a survey, they would follow a very peculiar methodology: participation is a time-varying, demographically biased sample of the population, participants are effectively continuously answering different “survey” questions, and, finally, participants…

Microsoft Research ESL Assistant

Established: May 9, 2008

The Microsoft Research ESL Assistant is a web service that provides correction suggestions for typical ESL (English as a Second Language) errors. Such errors include, for example, the choice of determiners (the/a) and the choice…

Blews – what the blogosphere tells you about news

Established: February 18, 2008

While typical news-aggregation sites do a good job of clustering news stories according to topic, they leave the reader without information about which stories figure prominently in political discourse. BLEWS uses political blogs to categorize news stories according to their…

Publications

2015

2014

Contextual insights
Ariel Fuxman, Patrick Pantel, Yuanhua Lv, Ashok Chandra, Pradeep Chilakamarri, Michael Gamon, David Hamilton, Bernhard Kohlmeier, Dhyanesh Narayanan, Evangelos Papalexakis, Bo Zhao, in 23rd International World Wide Web Conference, WWW '14, Seoul, Republic of Korea, April 7-11, 2014, Companion Volume, January 1, 2014, View abstract, View external link

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