Gilles Jacobs is currently researching text mining technologies for financial applications at Ghent University. He works on artificially intelligent systems for extracting fact and opinion from economic news in the SENTiVENT project. This research integrates event extraction and aspect-based sentiment analysis methods.
Before that, he worked on cyberbullying and suicidality detection in the Automated Monitoring for Cyberspace Applications (AMiCA) project. He has co-created state-of-the-art systems for sentiment analysis, automated social media moderation, and several other natural language processing applications.
He holds an Advanced Master in Artificial Intelligence specializing in Speech and Language Technology. Before that, he obtained an MA in Computational and Formal Linguistics.