Hi there! I'm Belén; I'm interested in a few different things (you'll find out as you see my projects). I'm a 2nd year PhD student at MIT. I'm focusing my research on children-proof machine learning and natural language processing more specifically.
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4. Saldias, B., & Roy, D. (July, 2020) Exploring aspects of similarity between spoken personal narratives by disentangling them into narrative clause types. Proceedings of the 2020 ACL Workshop on Narrative Understanding, Storylines, and Events (NUSE). ACL.
3. Bhargava, R.*, Chung, A.*, Gaikwad, N.*, Hope, A.*, Jen, D.*, Rubinovitz, J.*, Saldias, B.*, & Zuckerman, E.* (2019, November). Gobo: A System for Exploring User Control of Invisible Algorithms in Social Media. Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). ACM. *All authors contributed equally to this research.
2. Saldias, B., & Picard, R. (2019, September). Tweet Moodifier: Towards Giving Emotional Awareness to Twitter Users. Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Affective Computing and Intelligent Interaction (ACII). IEEE.
1. Saldias, B., Protopapas, P., & Pichara, K. (2019, May). A Full Probabilistic Model for Yes/No Type Crowdsourcing in Multi-Class Classification. Proceedings of the 2019 SIAM International Conference on Data Mining (SDM) (pp. 756-764). SIAM.
Intelligence Never Seeks Perfection, Instead Requires Effort
INSPIRE is a program in partnership with a local middle school that seeks to expose students to stories of triumph and hope that they find personally meaningful. A key part of the program is a mobile application that delivers short video stories. Stories are delivered through a virtual coach ("Jo Jo"). Jo Jo recommends videos and prompts students to reflect.
@Nabeel Gillani, Belen Saldias, Sneha Makini, Maggie Hughes, Deb Roy.
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