Anna Smirnova
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About me
I graduated from Saint-Petersburg University in 2022 with a Master’s degree in Software and Information System Administration, having done my thesis on applications of deep learning to extraction of summaries from multiparticipant chat logs.

I’ve been employed at Unidata Labs since its beginning in 2021, and my work was mostly focused on industrial-grade NLP applications. My primary research interest is in the area of natural language processing, and mainly, its real-world applications, such as using state-of-the-art achievements in an understandable and explainable way.

I’m also interested in human-computer interaction, and I have designed an easy-to-use GUI data annotation tool, available on request. In general, I am interested in machine learning and information retrieval as well, as these are areas that are closely connected to natural language.

I speak Russian (native), English (C2, IELTS 8.5) and have taken my first steps in German and French.
Selected Papers
  • A. Smirnova, E. Slobodkin, G. A. Chernishev: Situation-Based Multiparticipant Chat Summarization: a Concept, an Exploration-Annotation Tool and an Example Collection. ACL (student) 2021: 127-137.
  • A. Smirnova and G. Chernishev. Text Chat Augmentation Techniques Through the Years. Talk at SEIM'19