I’m a PhD candidate in the Language Technologies Institute at
Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science, advised by Carolyn Penstein Rosé. In the summer of 2019, I was an intern with Yahoo Research/Tumblr, advised by Kapil Thadani.
I study social factors in language using natural language processing, machine learning, and other computational approaches. My dissertation work investigates how people use language to position their own identities and those of others in social media and online narrative.
“Everyone is Gay and Nothing Hurts”: The Presentation of Queer Relationships in Fanfiction
Michael Miller Yoder, Luke Breitfeller, Carolyn P. Rosé
Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH), Pittsburgh, PA, 2019.
Ron the Death Eater: Plotting Characterization from Canon to Fanfiction
Michael Miller Yoder, Qinlan Shen, James Fiacco, Carolyn P. Rosé
Society for Text & Discourse (ST&D), New York, NY, 2019.
Perceptions of Censorship and Moderation Bias in Political Debate Forums
Qinlan Shen, Michael Miller Yoder, Yohan Jo, Carolyn P. Rosé
Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). 2018.
Unpacking a Political Icon: “Bike Lanes” and Orders of Indexicality
Michael Miller Yoder, Barbara Johnstone
Discourse & Communication. 2018.
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Roles and Success in Wikipedia Talk Pages: Identifying Latent Patterns of Behavior
Keith Maki, Michael Miller Yoder, Yohan Jo, Carolyn P. Rosé
Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP). 2017.
Best Student Paper.
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Modeling Dialogue Acts with Content Word Filtering and Speaker Preferences
Yohan Jo, Michael Miller Yoder, Hyeju Jang, Carolyn P. Rosé
Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP). 2017.
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Code-Switching as a Social Act: The Case of Arabic Wikipedia Talk Pages
Michael Miller Yoder, Shruti Rijhwani, Carolyn Penstein Rosé, Lori Levin
Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Natural Language Processing and Computational Social Science (at ACL). 2017.
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