Prasanna Kumar Kumaresan

Ph.D. Researcher

Mr. Prasanna is a Ph.D. scholar in at University of Galway,  Ireland starting from September 2023. His doctoral research focuses on “Homophobia and Transphobia Detection in Social Media Comments, ” under the supervision of Dr. Bharathi Raja Chakravarths and the co-supervision of Prof. Paul Buitelaar http://Prof. Paul Buitelaar.. His doctoral research is funded by the SFI Centre for Research Training in Artificial Intelligence and the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Galway, Ireland. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Application (BCA) from Guru Nanak College, Tamil Nadu, India, and a Master’s degree in Computer Science with a specialization in Machine Intelligence from the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala (IIITMK), India. His research interests primarily revolve around natural language processing, including text classification using machine learning, deep learning, and Large Language Models (LLMs). He is particularly focused on addressing hate speech against LGBTQ+ in social media comments, especially for under-resourced languages. Before starting his Ph.D., he was involved as a Research Assistant in the Fidelity project with the Unit for Linguistic Data at the University of Galway, during the period from February 2023 to September 2023.




Publication during PhD:
● Kumaresan, P.K., Ponnusamy, R., Priyadharshini, R., Buitelaar, P. and Chakravarthi, B.R., 2023. Homophobia and transphobia detection for low-resourced languages in social media comments. Natural Language Processing Journal, 5, p.100041.

● Prasanna Kumar Kumaresan, Rahul Ponnusamy, Dhruv Sharma, Paul Buitelaar, and Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi. 2024. Dataset for Identification of Homophobia and Transphobia for Telugu, Kannada, and Gujarati In Proceedings of the 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024), pages 4404–4411, Torino, Italia. ELRA and ICCL.

Publication during RA:
● Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi, Prasanna Kumar Kumaresan, Rahul Ponnusamy, John P. McCrae, Michaela Comerford, Jay Megaro, Deniz Keles, and Last Feremenga. 2023. Exploring Techniques to Detect and Mitigate Non-Inclusive
Language Bias in Marketing Communications Using a Dictionary-Based Approach In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, pages 918–925, Varna, Bulgaria. INCOMA Ltd., Shoumen, Bulgaria.