Dr Monica Lestari Paramita

BSc (Indonesia), MSc (Sheffield), PhD (Sheffield)

Information School

Lecturer in Data Science

Monica Paramita
m.paramita@sheffield.ac.uk

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Dr Monica Lestari Paramita
Information School
Regent Court (IS)
211 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
Profile

I obtained my BSc in Computer Science from the University of Indonesia in 2006 and MSc in Information Management from the University of Sheffield in 2008. Since 2008, I have worked as a researcher in diverse areas in Information Retrieval and Natural Language Processing.

My research roles included investigating cross-lingual similarity in the Web, developing systems to support information access (e.g., incorporating voice-based input, visualising bias and transparency in search results), and analysing users' behaviour when interacting with such systems.

I obtained my PhD from the University of Sheffield in 2019 where I developed approaches for identifying cross-lingual similarity in Wikipedia articles.

I joined the Information School as a Lecturer in Data Science in September 2021.

Research interests

My research focuses on the study of bias and transparency in information retrieval and multilingual information access. I am especially interested to investigate how bias-aware search engines should be designed to support users in their search tasks. I am also interested in researching cross-lingual similarity in Wikipedia; this includes creating methods to measure cross-lingual similarity, understanding why dissimilar information exists, and how this impacts different users (e.g., users in different locations or those speaking different languages).

Publications

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  • Gordea S, Paramita ML & Isaac A (2020) Named Entity Recommendations to Enhance Multilingual Retrieval in Europeana.eu, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 102-112). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Paramita ML, Aker A, Clough P, Gaizauskas R, Glaros N, Mastropavlos N, Yannoutsou O, Ion R, Ștefănescu D, Ceauşu A , Tufiș D et al (2019) Collecting Comparable Corpora, Using Comparable Corpora for Under-Resourced Areas of Machine Translation (pp. 55-87). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Babych B, Su F, Hartley A, Aker A, Paramita ML, Clough P & Gaizauskas R (2019) Cross-Language Comparability and Its Applications for MT, Using Comparable Corpora for Under-Resourced Areas of Machine Translation (pp. 13-53). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skadiņa I, Gaizauskas R, Vasiļjevs A & Paramita ML (2019) Introduction, Using Comparable Corpora for Under-Resourced Areas of Machine Translation (pp. 1-11). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Aker A, Ion R, Mastropavlos N, Paramita M, Pinnis M, Ştefănescu D, Su F, Thurmair G, Irimia E, Ljubešić N , Kanoulas E et al (2019) Appendices, Using Comparable Corpora for Under-Resourced Areas of Machine Translation (pp. 291-323). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Zhang Z & Paramita M (2019) Product Classification Using Microdata Annotations, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (pp. 716-732). Springer International Publishing RIS download Bibtex download
  • Skadina I, Gaizauskas RJ, Vasiljevs A & Paramita ML (2019) Introduction. In Skadina I, Gaizauskas RJ, Babych B, Ljubesic N, Tufis D & Vasiljevs A (Ed.), Using Comparable Corpora for Under-Resourced Areas of Machine Translation (pp. 1-11). Springer RIS download Bibtex download
  • Paramita ML, Guthrie D, Kanoulas E, Gaizauskas R, Clough P & Sanderson M (2013) Methods for Collection and Evaluation of Comparable Documents, Building and Using Comparable Corpora (pp. 93-112). Springer Berlin Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lestari Paramita M & Grubinger M (2010) Photographic Image Retrieval, ImageCLEF (pp. 141-162). Springer Berlin Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download

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Research group

I am part of the Information Retrieval research group.

Teaching activities

I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I contribute to the following lectures: INF6029 (Data Analysis), INF6060 (Information Retrieval), INF109 (Digital Media and Society). I also supervise MSc students for INF6000 (Dissertation). Prior to this I was a lab demonstrator for INF6024 (Researching Social Media).