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Amanda Aebig ’19, an undergraduate Computer Science student, has been selected as a recipient of the prestigious 2018 Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Research Scholarship Program award at Iona College. Aebig’s primary research interests are in the areas of natural language processing, automatic sentiment analysis, and authorship attribution. During 2018, Aebig collaborated with Dr. Lubomir Ivanov [can link his name to his bio page] on pioneering research using lexical stress as a stylistic feature for automatic authorship attribution of historical texts, co-authoring a paper on the topic. The work was supported by a generous grant by the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation. During the summer of 2019, Aebig will turn her attention to the study of the applicability of sentiment analysis – the automatic recognition of opinions and emotional attitudes expressed by authors in texts – to authorship attribution of important 18th century documents from the time of the American Revolution.