[Corpora-List] [Last CfP]: ACL 2012 3rd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis

Alexandra Balahur Dobrescu alexandra.balahur-dobrescu at jrc.ec.europa.eu
Tue Apr 3 18:36:34 CEST 2012



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> *The deadline for submitting contributions to the WASSA 2012 workshop
> has been moved to April 15, 2012.
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> 3rd Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment
> Analysis (WASSA 2012) - http://gplsi.dlsi.ua.es/congresos/wassa2012/
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> - Satellite workshop to ACL 2012 (Jeju, Korea)
> - Endorsed by SIGLEX, SIGNLL and SIGSEM
> - The best papers will be chosen for a Special Issue of the
> Computer Speech and Language Journal (Elsevier).
> - Subsequent to the WASSA 2012 acceptance notification, we will
> also launch an open call for papers for a Special Issue of the
> Information Sciences Journal (Elsevier).
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> IMPORTANT DATES:
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> *April 15, 2012: Extended paper submission deadline
> May 3, 2012: Notification of acceptance
> May 17, 2012: Camera-ready deadline*
> Jul 12, 2012: Workshop to take place at ACL 2012
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> AIM OF WORKSHOP
>
> Research in automatic Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis, as subtasks
> in Affective Computing within Natural Language Processing, has
> flourished in the past years, as the Social Web made it possible for
> people all over the world to express, comment or consult opinions on
> any given topic. The fact that so many people express themselves on
> these topics makes opinions less biased and more credible; their
> subjective nature makes them easily understandable by all people and
> leads to their growing influence on communities worldwide. Due to all
> these reasons, opinions expressed on the Web are more and more
> considered as basis for decision-making processes, for recommendation
> systems, business intelligence processes, image monitoring, and
> marketing or for obtaining unbiased, massive feedback.
> In spite of the growing body of research in the area in the past
> years, dealing with affective phenomena in text has proven to be a
> complex, interdisciplinary problem that remains far from being solved.
> Its challenges include the need to address the issue from different
> perspectives and at different levels, depending on the characteristics
> of the textual genre, the language(s) treated and the final
> application for which the analysis is done.
> Bearing in mind the abovementioned reflections, the aim of the 3rd
> Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment
> Analysis (WASSA 2012) is to continue the line of the previous two
> editions, bringing together researchers in Computational Linguistics
> working on Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis and, more generally, on
> affect in text. Moreover, taking into account that affect-related
> phenomena have also been studied by other disciplines, such as
> Psychology, Philosophy or Economics, the purpose of WASSA 2012 is to
> facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue on the analysis,
> requirements, issues and applications of the study of subjectivity and
> sentiment in the context of traditional and emerging text types. We
> envisage WASSA as a forum to discuss the achievements obtained so far
> and to analyse the different approaches to tackle the difficulties
> researchers are confronted with in this research area.
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> TOPICS OF INTEREST
>
> Inspired by the objectives we aimed at in the first two editions of
> the Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity Analysis
> (WASSA 2010 and WASSA 2.011) and the final outcome, the purpose of the
> proposed 3rd edition of the Workshop on Computational Approaches to
> Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis (WASSA 2012) is to create a
> framework for presenting and discussing the challenges related to
> subjectivity and sentiment analysis in NLP, from an interdisciplinary
> theoretical and practical perspective.
>
> Researchers are encouraged to submit papers including, but not
> restricted to the following topics related to subjectivity and
> sentiment analysis:
> . Lexical semantic resources, corpora and annotations for
> subjectivity and sentiment analysis
> . Subjectivity and opinion retrieval, extraction, categorization,
> aggregation and summarization
> . Topic and sentiment studies and applications of topic-sentiment
> analysis
> . Mass opinion estimation based on NLP and statistical models.
> . Domain, topic and genre dependency of sentiment analysis
> . Ambiguity issues and word sense disambiguation of subjective language
> . The computational treatment of large amounts of user-generated
> content
> . Pragmatic analysis of the opinion mining task
> . Use of Semantic Web technologies for subjectivity and sentiment
> analysis
> . Improvement of NLP tasks using subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
> . Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluation methodologies for subjectivity
> and sentiment analysis
> . Subjectivity, sentiment and emotion detection in social networks
> . Trend detection in social media using subjectivity and sentiment
> analysis techniques
> . Classification of stance in dialogues
> . Real-world applications of opinion mining systems
> We will also encourage participants to provide demos of their systems,
> thus giving them the opportunity to obtain feedback on their
> achievements and issues. At the same time, with the help of demos, we
> aim at enriching the discussion forum with application-specific topics
> for debate.
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> ORGANIZERS
>
> . Alexandra Balahur -- European Commission Joint Research Centre,
> Italy -- alexandra.balahur at jrc.ec.europa.eu
> . Andrés Montoyo - University of Alicante, Spain -- montoyo at dlsi.ua.es
> . Patricio Martínez-Barco - University of Alicante, Spain -
> patricio at dlsi.ua.es
> . Ester Boldrini - University of Alicante, Spain -
> eboldrini at dlsi.ua.es
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> PROGRAM COMMITTEE
>
> . Khurshid Ahmad -- Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
> . Sivaji Bandyopadhyay - Jadavpur University, India
> . Nicoletta Calzolari - CNR Pisa, Italy
> . Erik Cambria -- University of Stirling, U.K.
> . José Carlos Cortizo - European University Madrid, Spain
> . Michael Gamon -- Microsoft
> . Jesús M. Hermida - University of Alicante, Spain
> . Veronique Hoste - University of Ghent, Belgium
> . Mijail Kabadjov -- Vicomtech, Spain
> . Zornitsa Kozareva - Information Sciences Institute California, U.S.A.
> . Rada Mihalcea - University of North Texas, U.S.A.
> . Saif Mohammad - National Research Council, Canada
> . Karo Moilanen -- Oxford University, U.K.
> . Rafael Muñoz - University of Alicante, Spain
> . Günter Neumann - DFKI, Germany
> . Alena Neviarouskaia -- University of Tokyo, Japan
> . Manabu Okumura -- Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
> . Constantin Orasan - University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
> . Manuel Palomar - University of Alicante, Spain
> . Viktor Pekar - University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
> . Paolo Rosso - Technical University of Valencia, Spain
> . Josef Steinberger -- EC- Joint Research Centre, Italy
> . Ralf Steinberger - EC- Joint Research Centre, Italy
> . Veselin Stoyanov -- John Hopkins University, U.S.A.
> . Maite Taboada - Simon Fraser University, Canada
> . Mike Thelwall - University of Wolverhampton, U.K.
> . José Antonio Troyano - University of Seville, Spain
> . Dan Tufis - RACAI, Romania
> . Alfonso Ureña -- University of Jaén, Spain
> . Erik van der Goot -- EC Joint Research Centre, Italy
> . Piek Vossen - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
> . Marilyn Walker - University of California Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
> . Janyce Wiebe - University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
> . Michael Wiegand -- Saarland University, Germany
> . Theresa Wilson -- John Hopkins University, U.S.A.
> . Taras Zagibalov - Brantwatch, U.K.
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> INVITED SPEAKERS
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> . Prof. Dr. Rada Mihalcea -- University of North Texas, U.S.A.
> . Prof. Dr. Janyce Wiebe -- University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.
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> SUBMISSIONS
>
> At WASSA 2012, we will accept two types of submissions: long and short
> papers.
> . Long papers
> Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, with two
> (2) additional pages of references, and will be presented orally.
> . Short papers
> Short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, and two
> (2) additional pages of references. The following types of papers are
> appropriate for a short paper submission:
> 1. A paper describing the demonstration of a system
> 2. A small, focused contribution
> 3. Work in progress
> 4. A negative result
> 5. An opinion piece
> 6. An interesting application nugget
> Short papers will be presented either orally or as a poster. The
> choice of presentation will be given not based on the quality of the
> submission, but on the PC's recommendation relating to the most
> suitable presentation method.
> All papers submitted to WASSA should be formatted according to the
> ACL-HLT 2012 Style Files, available at: http://acl2012.org/call/sub01.asp
> Reviewing for WASSA 2010 will be blind: reviewers will not be
> presented with the identity of paper authors. Authors should avoid
> writing anything that makes their identity obvious in the text.
> Submissions should be original, and in particular should not
> previously have been formally published.
> Accepted papers will be published in the ACL WASSA proceedings, with
> ISBN. The best papers will be chosen for a Special Issue of the
> Computer Speech and Language Journal (Elsevier).
> Subsequent to the WASSA 2012 acceptance notification, we will also
> launch an open call for papers for a Special Issue of the Information
> Sciences Journal (Elsevier).
> To submit a paper, please access:
> https://www.softconf.com/acl2012/wassa-2012
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> --
> *Alexandra Balahur-Dobrescu, PhD*
> Post-doctoral Researcher
> European Commission Joint Research Centre
> Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen
> GlobeSec, OPTIMA
> Via E. Fermi 2749
> T.P. 267
> I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy
> Tel: 0039 0332 78 5808
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> /Disclaimer: "The views expressed are purely those of the writer and
> may not in any circumstance be regarded as stating an official
> position of the European Commission."/

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