Hi!

I'm a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Columbia University where I am part of the natural language processing group since Fall 2017. My research advisor is Smaranda Muresan.

Prior to joining Columbia, I worked as a Research Associate at the Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) that is held jointly at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and MIT.


Email: tariq@cs.columbia.edu


Research Interests

My research is in natural language understanding and machine learning. I work on developing computational models to facilitate the automatic detection of misinformation. I am mostly interested in understanding how argumentation mining and discourse analysis can be used to improve misinformation detection on text from multiple genres.


Publications

Where is your evidence: Improving fact-checking by justification modeling.
Tariq Alhindi, Savvas Petridis, and Smaranda Muresan (2018).
Proceedings of The First Workshop on Fact Extraction and Verification (FEVER), EMNLP 2018.
[pdf] [code] [data] [poster] [BibTeX]

Robust Document Retrieval and Individual Evidence Modeling for Fact Extraction and Verification.
Tuhin Chakrabarty, Tariq Alhindi and Smaranda Muresan (2018). (shared task-6th place)
Proceedings of The First Workshop on Fact Extraction and Verification (FEVER), EMNLP 2018.
[pdf] [code] [data] [poster] [BibTeX]

A Multi-layer Annotated Corpus of Argumentative Text: From Argument Schemes to Discourse Relations.
Elena Musi, Tariq Alhindi, Manfred Stede, Leonard Kriese, Smaranda Muresan and Andrea Rocci (2018).
Proceedings of Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018).
[pdf] [code] [data] [slides] [BibTex]


Talks and Travel

> Poster Talk at FEVER workshop about justification modeling for fact-checking. Brussels, Belguim. Nov, 2018.

> Poster Talk at FEVER workshop about shared task system for fact-checking. Brussels, Belguim. Nov, 2018.

> Invited Talk at the NLP group, iSchool, University of British Columbia. Vancouver, Canada. August, 2018.

> Oral Presentation at LREC conference. Miyazaki, Japan. May, 2018.


Teaching

Fall 2018: TA for COMS 4111: Introduction to Databases with Donald Ferguson

Spring 2019: TA for COMS 4705: Natural Language Processing with Yassine Benajiba