Faculté des Sciences appliquées
Faculté des Sciences appliquées

Study of attention mechanisms for computational models of cohesion

Siboyabasore, Cédric ULiège
Promotor(s) : Ittoo, Ashwin ULiège
Date of defense : 26-Jun-2023/27-Jun-2023 • Permalink :
Title : Study of attention mechanisms for computational models of cohesion
Translated title : [fr] Étude de mécanismes d'attentions pour des modèles computationnelles de la cohésion
Author : Siboyabasore, Cédric ULiège
Date of defense  : 26-Jun-2023/27-Jun-2023
Advisor(s) : Ittoo, Ashwin ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Geurts, Pierre ULiège
Debruyne, Christophe ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 70
Keywords : [en] Natural Language Processing
[en] Attention
[en] Groups
Discipline(s) : Engineering, computing & technology > Computer science
Research unit : Télécom Paris
Target public : Researchers
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en ingénieur civil en informatique, à finalité spécialisée en "intelligent systems"
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté des Sciences appliquées


[fr] Social Signal Processing is a new interdisciplinary domain of research whose end goal is to equip
machines with social intelligence, a facet of intelligence only known to mankind. As life happens
in groups, it is essential that machines understand how human groups function to be able to
collaborate with them in the future. One important aspect of group life is group cohesion. In
the social sciences literature, several definitions of cohesion exist. In our work, we use Severt and
Estrada’s integrative framework of cohesion. Recently, Maman et al. developed a computational
model of cohesion called fItG that automatically predict the dynamics of cohesion. However, this
model uses all interaction timestamps equally, without dynamically giving each of them a certain
In this work, we develop attention-based versions of fItG. We compare their performances with the
original fItG model through permutation tests of their F1-scores



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Committee's member(s)

  • Geurts, Pierre ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Algorith. des syst. en interaction avec le monde physique
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  • Debruyne, Christophe ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Représentation et ingénierie des données
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