I am a fourth-year PhD student in the CSE department at University of Washington, working with Prof. Yejin Choi. I am interested in NLP and machine learning and have been working on projects that fall in the intersection of NLP and computational social science. Before graduate school, I was an undergraduate student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. My CV can be downloaded from here.

Email address:    hrashkin at cs dot washington dot edu

Current Projects:

Story Commonsense Dataset

Inferring changes in character motivations and emotional reactions in short commonsense narratives

Project Page ACL 2018 paper

Multilingual Connotation

Multilingual analysis of connotation over twitter.

Project Page ACL 2017 Short Paper


Pragmatic inference of the intent and reactions of participants in events

Project Page ACL 2018 paper

Connotation Frames

Investigating predicate-specific lexicons for connotative relationships implied by word choice.

Project Page ACL 2016 paper

Cartoon courtesy of Mark Anderson

Power & Agency in Movies

Incorporating power and agency to connotation frame lexicon with analysis of gender bias in movies

Project Page EMNLP 2017 short paper


Linguistic analysis of subtle persuasive techniques to detect truth-bending

Project Page EMNLP 2017 short paper

Document-level Sentiment Inference with Social, Faction, and Discourse Context

Incorporating social theories to perform entity-entity sentiment inference at a document level.

Demo Page ACL 2016 Paper