Research Description

My main research interests and projects include the following:

  • text visualization and visual text analytics (see Text Visualization Browser at https://textvis.lnu.se);
  • sentiment and stance visualization of text data (see Sentiment Visualization Browser at https://sentimentvis.lnu.se and the website of the StaViCTA project at https://cs.lnu.se/stavicta);
  • temporal data visualization (especially for temporal text data);
  • further integration of visual analytics approaches with computational models (especially for natural language processing and text mining tasks) as well as explainable AI (see TrustMLVis Browser at https://trustmlvis.lnu.se); and
  • domain applications of information visualization and visual analytics (see BioVis Explorer at https://biovis.lnu.se, for instance).

The list of my publications is available below as well as in my CV; also, see my Google Scholar profile.

Publications

2020

  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Rafael M. Martins, Carita Paradis, and Andreas Kerren. StanceVis Prime: Visual Analysis of Sentiment and Stance in Social Media Texts. Journal of Visualization, 2020. To appear.
  • Angelos Chatzimparmpas, Rafael M. Martins, Ilir Jusufi, Kostiantyn Kucher, Fabrice Rossi, and Andreas Kerren. The State of the Art in Enhancing Trust in Machine Learning Models With the Use of Visualizations. Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 713–756, 2020. DOI: 10.1111/cgf.14034.
  • Maria Skeppstedt, Magnus Ahltorp, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Rafal Rzepka, and Kenji Araki. Topic Modelling Applied to a Second Language: A Language Adaption and Tool Evaluation Study. Selected Papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2019, pp. 145–156, 2020. DOI: 10.3384/ecp2020172017.

2019

  • Kostiantyn Kucher and Andreas Kerren. Text Visualization Revisited: The State of the Field in 2019. Posters of the EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '19), pp. 29–31, 2019. DOI: 10.2312/eurp.20191138.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher. Sentiment and Stance Visualization of Textual Data for Social Media. PhD dissertation, Linnaeus University Dissertations, No 347/2019, April 2019. URL: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-81081.

2018

  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Rafael M. Martins, and Andreas Kerren. Analysis of VINCI 2009–2017 Proceedings. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI '18), short paper track, pp. 91–101, 2018. DOI: 10.1145/3231622.3231641.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Maria Skeppstedt, and Andreas Kerren. Application of Interactive Computer-Assisted Argument Extraction to Opinionated Social Media Texts. Posters of the International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction (VINCI '18), pp. 102–103, 2018. DOI: 10.1145/3231622.3232505.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, and Andreas Kerren. Visual Analysis of Sentiment and Stance in Social Media Texts. Posters of the EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '18), pp. 49–51, 2018. DOI: 10.2312/eurp.20181127. Best Poster Award.
  • Maria Skeppstedt, Kostiantyn Kucher, Manfred Stede, and Andreas Kerren. Topics2Themes: Computer-Assisted Argument Extraction by Visual Analysis of Important Topics. Proceedings of the Workshop on Visualization as Added Value in the Development, Use and Evaluation of Language Resources (VisLR III) at LREC '18, pp. 9–16, 2018. URL: http://lrec-conf.org/workshops/lrec2018/W16/summaries/2_W16.html.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, and Andreas Kerren. DoSVis: Document Stance Visualization. Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications (VISIGRAPP '18) — Volume 3: IVAPP, short paper track, pp. 168–175, 2018. DOI: 10.5220/0006539101680175.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, and Andreas Kerren. The State of the Art in Sentiment Visualization. Computer Graphics Forum, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 71–96, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/cgf.13217.

2017

  • Andreas Kerren, Kostiantyn Kucher, Yuan-Fang Li, and Falk Schreiber. BioVis Explorer: A Visual Guide for Biological Data Visualization Techniques. PLOS ONE, vol. 12, no. 11, article e0187341, 2017. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0187341.
  • Vasiliki Simaki, Carita Paradis, Maria Skeppstedt, Magnus Sahlgren, Kostiantyn Kucher, and Andreas Kerren. Annotating Speaker Stance in Discourse: the Brexit Blog Corpus. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory, 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cllt-2016-0060.
  • Rafael M. Martins, Vasiliki Simaki, Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, and Andreas Kerren. StanceXplore: Visualization for the Interactive Exploration of Stance in Social Media. Proceedings of the Workshop on Visualization for the Digital Humanities (VIS4DH '17) at IEEE VIS '17, 2017. URL: http://vis4dh.dbvis.de/papers/2017/.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, Magnus Sahlgren, and Andreas Kerren. Active Learning and Visual Analytics for Stance Classification with ALVA. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems (TiiS), vol. 7, no. 3, article 14, 2017. DOI: 10.1145/3132169.
  • Maria Skeppstedt, Kostiantyn Kucher, Carita Paradis, and Andreas Kerren. Language Processing Components of the StaViCTA Project. Proceedings of the Workshop on Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics (LACompLing '17), pp. 137–138, 2017.
  • Andreas Kerren, Kostiantyn Kucher, Yuan-Fang Li, and Falk Schreiber. MDS-based Visual Survey of Biological Data Visualization Techniques. Posters of the EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '17), pp. 85–87, 2017. DOI: 10.2312/eurp.20171175.

2016

  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Carita Paradis, and Magnus Sahlgren. Methodology and Applications of Visual Stance Analysis: An Interactive Demo. Book of Abstracts of the International Symposium on Digital Humanities, pp. 56–57, 2016.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Carita Paradis, and Magnus Sahlgren. Visual Analysis of Text Annotations for Stance Classification with ALVA. Posters of the EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis '16), pp. 49–51, 2016. DOI: 10.2312/eurp.20161139.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Daniel Cernea, and Andreas Kerren. Visualizing Excitement of Individuals and Groups. Proceedings of the ACM IUI 2016 Workshop on Emotion and Visualization (EmoVis '16), pp. 15–22, 2016. DOI: 10.3384/ecp10303.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Andreas Kerren, Carita Paradis, and Magnus Sahlgren. Visual Analysis of Online Social Media to Open Up the Investigation of Stance Phenomena. Information Visualization, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 93–116, 2016. DOI: 10.1177/1473871615575079.

2015

  • Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Carita Paradis, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, and Magnus Sahlgren. New Perspectives on Gathering, Vetting and Employing Big Data from Online Social Media: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Abstracts Booklet of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Conference (ICAME 36), pp. 153–155, 2015.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher and Andreas Kerren. Text Visualization Techniques: Taxonomy, Visual Survey, and Community Insights. Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis '15), visualization notes track, pp. 117–121, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2015.7156366.

2014

  • Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Carita Paradis, Andreas Kerren, Magnus Sahlgren, Kostiantyn Kucher, and Afshin Rahimi. Hedges and Tweets: Certainty and Uncertainty in Epistemic Markers in Microblog Feeds. Book of Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE '14), p. 199, 2014.
  • Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Carita Paradis, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, and Magnus Sahlgren. The Signifier, Signified and Stance: Happy/Sad Emoticons as Emotionizers. Poster Abstracts of the Conference of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS '14), p. 219, 2014.
  • Teri Schamp-Bjerede, Carita Paradis, Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, and Magnus Sahlgren. Turning Face: Emoticons as Reinforcers/Attenuators. Poster Abstracts of the International Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language (CSDL '14), 2014.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher and Andreas Kerren. Text Visualization Browser: A Visual Survey of Text Visualization Techniques. Poster Abstracts of IEEE VIS 2014.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher, Andreas Kerren, Carita Paradis, and Magnus Sahlgren. Visual Analysis of Stance Markers in Online Social Media. Poster Abstracts of IEEE VAST 2014. DOI: 10.1109/VAST.2014.7042519.

Before 2014

  • Kostiantyn Kucher and Danny Weyns. A Self-Adaptive Software System to Support Elderly Care. Proceedings of the International Conference of Students and Young Researchers "Modern Information Technologies" (MIT '13), 2013.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher and Svitlana Antoshchuk. Structured Documents Layout Identification Using User-Defined Model. Proceedings of the International Conference of Students and Young Researchers "Modern Information Technologies" (MIT '12), 2012. In Ukrainian.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher and Svitlana Antoshchuk. Usage of Radial Basis Function Network for Handwritten Digits Recognition. Proceedings of the International Conference of Students and Young Researchers "Modern Information Technologies" (MIT '11), 2011. In Ukrainian.
  • Kostiantyn Kucher and Svitlana Antoshchuk. Geometrical Image Distortions Compensation for Forms Processing. Proceedings of the Conference of ONPU Young Researchers "Modern Information Technologies and Telecommunication Networks" (MITTN '10), 2010. In Ukrainian.
  • Svitlana Antoshchuk, Natalia Krysenko, Illia Krysenko, and Kostiantyn Kucher. Feature-Based Method for Recognition of Structured Documents with Handwritten Contents Using a Convolutional Neural Network. Electrical Machine-Building And Electrical Equipment, no. 72, 2009. In Ukrainian.