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Research interests

My project focuses on the role of textual elements in online dating profiles, and how these different textual elements affect the impression someone forms of the other. Do people form more negative impressions of someone?s dating profile containing language errors compared to a profile without errors? And does the use of linguistic strengtheners, such as adverbs 'really', result in a more positive impression? Each small linguistic cue could somehow affect the way a reader judges the writer of a dating profile. Or does this judgment depend on other characteristics, such as demographic factors or personality traits?

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  • Online Dating
  • Impression Formation
  • Interpersonal Attraction
  • Language Use
  • Dating Profiles

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Research Output 2018 2019

Automatic identification of writers’ intentions: Comparing different methods for predicting relationship goals in online dating profile texts

van der Lee, C., van der Zanden, T., Krahmer, E., Mos, M. & Schouten, A., Nov 2019, Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Noisy User-generated Text (W-NUT 2019). Association for Computational Linguistics, p. 94–100 7 p. D19-5512

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Learning systems

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