I am a second year PhD student in University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) working with James Allan. I am working in Center for Intelligent Information Retrieval (CIIR). My research interests include various aspects of information retrieval (IR) and natural language processing (NLP).

Specifically, I am currently working on detecting opposing ideas in the web. My interests spans over controversy detection (detecting controversial topic), arugment mining, contradiction detection and natural language inference(NLI)

I recieved bachelor’s degree from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH). I’ve worked with Hwanjo Yu when I was in POSTECH.

Selected Publications

  • Youngwoo Kim and James Allan. “Unsupervised Explainable Controversy Detection from Online News”, ECIR 2019 <Best Application Short Paper>
  • Youngwoo Kim, Jinha Kim and Hwanjo Yu “GeoSearch: georeferenced video retrieval system”, SIGKDD 2012