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Zeyneb N. Kaya

Hi! I am Zeyneb, a senior at Saratoga High School. My interests are in natural language processing and computational linguistics towards furthering diversity and understanding. This page is a collection of pursuits and fun projects I've taken on. 

Apart from learning about interesting new languages and exploring any form of data I encounter, I like listening to & playing music, collecting cute items & keychains, and videography.

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Romeyka is a Greek dialect spoken in regions of Turkey near the Black Sea, and is a form of Pontic Greek which shows features in common with Ancient Greek that are distinct from other dialects of the language.


Romeyka Everlasting  is devoted to preserving Romeyka and its heritage, using technologies in computational linguistics to document, promote, and research the language. In rediscovering Romeyka, Romeyka Everlasting brings to light the unheard experiences of the community and fosters the continuity of its traditions for posterity. 

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Our impact


My research interests are in natural language processing, linguistics, and data science. As the foundation of inclusivity and understanding, I focus on furthering effective communication. I have worked on impact and community-oriented applications of NLP in the social sciences, working with low-resource languages, bias, and conversational systems. Listed below are selected relevant publications.  

Zeyneb N. Kaya, Annie K. Lamar

Stanford CESTA, LOREL Lab

Proceedings of the Sixth Workshop on Technologies for Machine Translation of Low-Resource Languages (LoResMT) @ EACL, 2023

Full Scope Word Embedding Variability for Low-Resource Languages

Zeyneb N. Kaya, Annie K. Lamar

Stanford CESTA, LOREL Lab

IEEE MIT Undergraduate Research and Technology Conference, 2023

Zeyneb N. Kaya

Romeyka Everlasting

Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America (PLSA), 2023

MADLIBS: A Novel Multilingual Data Augmentation Algorithm for Low-Resource Neural Machine Translation 

Romeyka Everlasting

Zeyneb N. Kaya

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), California Science and Engineer Fair (CSEF), 2023

Zeyneb N. Kaya

International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), 2023

Decoding Large-Language Models: A Systematic Overview of Socio-Technical Impacts, Constraints, and Emerging Questions

Zeyneb N. Kaya, Souvick Ghosh


Under Review


I view language as a medium for influence. Through writing, I want to challenge our views and share new perspectives and stories. My work has been published in various international literary journals and platforms. 

Pay Attention! ChatGPT is Transforming the World.


A Story In 100 Words, 2022

Adelaide International Literary Magazine, CafeLit Journal, 2022



Everlasting Connection:

Language, Time, Society, and Technology

Zeyneb N. Kaya

Breaking Barriers:

Celebrating Women and Diversity in Data Science

Zeyneb N. Kaya & Shivani Mudhol

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Amazon #1 New Release, STEM Education


Selected Honors

National Award Winner + Regional Affiliate, 2023

Congressional App Challenge Winner


Stanford Women in Data Science (WiDS) Datathon

Top High School Winner, 2023

Technovation Global Challenge

Semifinalist, 2021

VIP Invitee, 2024


Silver, 2020

US Presidential Scholars Semifinalist


10th Place, 1st in USA, 2023

Scholastic Art and Writing Competition

Honorable Mention, 2020


Editor's Choice Award, 2022

AP Scholar with Distinction


North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)

Invitational Round Qualifier, 2023

Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)  

National Qualifier (Top 5),

2nd Math/CS, 2023

Synopsys Science Fair

1st Award, CSEF Qualifier, 2023

Natural Language Processing Specialization

DeepLearning.AI, 2021

Finalist, 2023

National Merit Scholarship Finalist


Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award, University of Rochester

Saratoga High School Junior Awards Ceremony, 2023

Saratoga SMASH'N

5x Nominee, 2022-2023

Talks & Presentations.

Education & Experiences.

Saratoga High School


AI Club Co-President, Linguistics Club Founder & President, Chinese Club Officer 


Relevant Coursework: AP Calculus BC (5), AP Psychology (5), AP Chemistry (5), AP Computer Science A (5), AP Physics 1 (5), AP Physics 2 (5), AP US History, AP Physics C: M, AP Physics C: EM, AP Statistics, AP Environmental Science, AP English Literature and Composition

4.0 UW / 4.5 W (10-12)

West Valley Community College


4.0 UW

Dual Enrollment: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Cultural Anthropology

UCSB Summer Research Academies (SRA), 2022

OSU Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars (SLIYS), 2022

Stanford PC Summer Institutes, 2021

LaunchX, 2021

 SBU Summer Youth Camp for Computational Linguistics (SYCCL), 2021


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