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Dissertation defense (December 05, 2023): Willian Pitter Cardoso Lima

Student: Willian Pitter Cardoso Lima

Title: An Analysis of Political Parties Based on Speeches at the Brazilian National Congress

Advisors: Laura Silva de Assis (advisor)  and Douglas de Oliveira Cardoso (co-advisor)

Committee: Laura Silva de Assis (Cefet/RJ), Douglas de Oliveira Cardoso (IPT),  Eduardo Bezerra da silva (Cefet/RJ) e Rafael Lima de Carvalho (UFT)

Day/Time:  December 05, 2023 / 10 a.m.


Abstract: Speeching is an intrinsic part of the work of congressmen, as they expose facts as well as their points of view and opinions on several subjects. This paper aims to analyze  relations between congressmen according to the speeches given by members of the lower house of the national congress of Brazil. The period considered in this study comprises the mandate between 2011 and 2015. In order to accomplish this goal, the proposed methodology based on Natural Language Processing, Term Frequency–Inverse Document Frequency and Universal Sentence Encoder were used to assess pairwise relationships between congressmen which were then analyzed from the perspective of Complex Networks. In this work, to represent the problem under study, a complete graph was constructed in which each node represents a deputy, and the weights associated with the edges that connect these nodes represent the
similarities between their political positions. Node clustering was used to evaluate multiple speech-based measures of distance between each pair of congressmen, as well as the resulting cohesion of their political parties. Experimental results showed that one of the proposed measures, based on aggregating similarities between each pair of speeches, is superior to a previously established alternative of considering concatenations of these elements relative to each individual when targeting to group parliamentarians organically.

Dissertation defense (December 05, 2023): Janio de Souza Lima

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Dissertation defense (September 18, 2023): Renato de Oliveira Rodrigues

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Dissertation defense (September 15, 2023): Renata Fonseca da Silva

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Dissertation defense (September 14, 2023): Uriel Merola Minage e Silva

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Dissertation defense (September 13, 2023): Jéssica da Silva Costa

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Dissertation defense (August 24, 2023): Flávio Pinheiro Marques

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Dissertation defense (May 23, 2023): Diego Rodrigues Moreira Totte

 Student: Diego Rodrigues Moreira Totte Title: Comparison between Exact and Heuristic Methods for Sensor Allocation Problem in Wireless Sensor Network Advisors: Laura Assis and Felipe Henriques Committee: Laura Assis (CEFET/RJ), Felipe Henriques (CEFET/RJ), Pedro González (CEFET/RJ), Michel Tcheou (UERJ) Day/Time: May 23, 2023 / 1:30p.m. Room: Abstract: Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) are increasingly present […] Continue reading →

Dissertation defense (December 16, 2022): Luis Barbosa de Assis Jr.

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Dissertation defense (December 15, 2022): Iran de Alvarenga Cidade

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Dissertation defense (December 22, 2022): Diego Silva de Salles

 Student: Diego Silva de Salles Title: Detecção e análise multi-scale de eventos originados por fatores externos de incerteza em séries financeiras Advisors: Eduardo Ogasawara e Eduardo Bezerra Committee: Eduardo Ogasawara (advisor), Eduardo Bezerra (co-advisor), Rafaelli Coutinho (Cefet/RJ), Carlos Eduardo Mello (UNIRIO) Day/Time: December 22, 2022 / 9a.m. Room: Abstract: Different external factors reported in […] Continue reading →

Dissertation defense (December 13, 2022): Helder Yukio Okuno

 Student: Helder Yukio Okuno Title: Multisensorial Audiobooks: model, development, and implementation of a new reading experience for visually impaired usersL Advisor: Gustavo Paiva Guedes e Silva Committee: Gustavo Paiva Guedes e Silva (CEFET/RJ), Glauco Amorim (CEFET/RJ), Maria da Graça Pimentel (USP) Day/Time: December 13, 2022 / 8:30 a.m. Room: Abstract: The development of assistive technology solutions for […] Continue reading →

Dissertation defense (November 25, 2022): Luciana Varjolo

 Student: Luciana Varjolo Title: MERES: A methodology for word recognition with sound and written stimuli Advisor: Gustavo Paiva Guedes e Silva Committee: Gustavo Paiva Guedes e Silva (CEFET/RJ), Juliana Novo (Universidade do Minho), Glauco Amorim (CEFET/RJ), Maurício Cagy (Coppe/UFRJ) Day/Time: November 25, 2022 / 10 a.m. Room: Abstract: Reading texts is an extremely important […] Continue reading →

Dissertation defense (November 22, 2022): Felipe Oliveira Feder

 Student: Felipe Oliveira Feder Title: Comparative study between textual representation approaches and algorithms used in classification Advisor: Gustavo Paiva Guedes e Silva Committee: Gustavo Paiva Guedes e Silva (CEFET/RJ), Eduardo Bezerra (CEFET/RJ), Geraldo Xexéo (Coppe/UFRJ) Day/Time: November 22, 2022 / 9 a.m. Room: Abstract: We are experiencing an unprecedented technological revolution in recent years. The […] Continue reading →

Dissertation defense (May 17, 2022): Danielle Fontes de Albuquerque

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Special Topics in Computer Applications (Introduction to Blockchain and Decentralized Applications) – 2022.3

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Dissertation defense (January 26, 2022): Igor da Silva Morais

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Dissertation defense (December 27, 2021): Thiago Rangel Pesset Gonzaga

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Dissertation defense (December 15, 2021): Davi Bortolotti Batista

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