Maarten Sap

Maarten Sap

I'm a PhD student at the University of Washington, advised by Noah Smith and Yejin Choi. I work on natural language processing applications for social science, social commonsense, and conversational artificial intelligence.

Projects

Event2Mind

We create a model and knowledge graph that enables commonsense inference on intents and reactions in relation to events.

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Social Commonsense in Short Stories

We create a new annotation framework of simple commonsense stories enabling reasoning about the mental states of its characters.

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Sounding Board

Winner of the 2017 Alexa Prize to further conversational AI, our approach is user-centric and content-driven.

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Power & Agency in movies

We create connotation frames of power and agency and use them to analyze gender bias in movies.

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