NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Approaches to
Analysis and Generation of Emotion in Text
June 5, Los Angeles, CA
Workshop program: http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~diana/emotion2010_workshop_schedule.htm
The automatic detection of emotions in texts and the generation of texts that express emotions is important for applications such as natural language interfaces, e-learning environments, and educational or entertainment games. These aspects are also important in opinion mining and sentiment analysis, and in the larger area of affective computing.
This workshop will provide a forum for discussion between leading names and researchers involved in processing emotions in the context of natural language understanding, natural language generation, or applications in which computational approaches to the processing of emotions are useful. Besides methodologies and techniques for emotion analysis and generation, we also encourage the submission of papers that experiment with and describe applicative contexts in which analysis and detection of affective aspects are useful and beneficial.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- emotion analysis in sentences and documents; - classification of texts by emotion and mood; - the generation of sentences that express emotions; - emotion processing across different languages; - the analysis of sentiment and opinion that contains emotional aspects; - argumentation that includes emotions and opinions; - emotion analysis in automatic speech transcripts; - applications in which affective aspects are beneficial; - other aspects of the computational treatment of emotion and affect.
Oren Glickman, MoodBase.com: Emotion analysis as a means of categorizing content
Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada) Carlo Strapparava (FBK-IRST, Povo-Trento, Italy)
Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm (Cornell University, USA) Carmen Banea (University of North Texas, USA) Sabine Bergler (Concordia University, Canada) Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia) Andrea Esuli (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerca, Italy) Viola Ganter (EML Research gGmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) Degen Huang (Dalian University of Technology, China) Mitsuru Ishizuka (University of Tokyo, Japan) Shahzad Khan (Whyz Technologies Inc., Ottawa, Canada) Zornitsa Kozareva (University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute, USA) Saif Mohammad (National Research Council, Canada) Alena Neviarouskaya (University of Tokyo, Japan) Alexander Osherenko (University of Augsburg, Germany) Fuji Ren (University of Tokushima, Japan) Victoria Rubin (University of Western Ontario, Canada) Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa, Canada) Theresa Wilson (University of Edinburgh, UK) Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
CONTACT INFORMATION Diana Inkpen University of Ottawa School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) 800 King Edward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5 Tel: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6711, Fax: (613) 562-5664 Office: SITE, Room 5015 Email: diana at site.uottawa.ca