Florian Kunneman

By applying and developing language technology I like to study what language and communication can reveal about the world. I am currently working as Assistant Professor at the Social AI group at VU University, with the aim to improve on the conversational competence of chatbots. As a postdoctoral researcher at Radboud University and Tilburg University (2017-2019) I studied sentiment (towards vaccination on Twitter and product aspects in online reviews), text readability prediction and question answering. During my PhD at Radboud University (2012-2017) I have studied the language of anticipation, sarcasm and a diversity of emotions, leading to a system that detects (future) events and identifies anticipointment.

Contact and affiliation

Social AI group, Department of Artificial Intelligence, VU University
Office: 11A-85 (NU building)
Email: f.a.kunneman [at] vu.nl