[Corpora-List] EACL 2012 Workshop on Semantic Analysis in Social Media

Diana Inkpen diana at site.uottawa.ca
Sat Apr 14 03:59:49 CEST 2012


EACL 2012 Workshop Semantic Analysis in Social Media

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

April 23, 2012

http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~diana/eacl2012_social_media_workshop.html

================== Invited speaker ================== Julien Velcin (University Lyon 2): Mining Online Discussions: an Application to the Analysis of News Websites

================== Workshop Program ================== 9:00-9:10 Opening remarks, Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa) 9:10-9:30 Keynote speech, Industrial Perspectives on Social Networks, Atefeh Farzindar (NLP Technologies) 9:30-10:00 Unsupervised Part-of-Speech Tagging in Noisy and Esoteric Domains With a

Syntactic-Semantic Bayesian HMM,

William M. Darling, Michael J. Paul, Fei Song 10:00-10:30 Coffee break 10:30-11:00 The Role of Emotional Stability in Twitter Conversations

Fabio Celli and Luca Rossi 11:00-11:30 Towards Scalable Speech Act Recognition in Twitter: Tackling Insufficient Training Data

Renxian Zhang, Dehong Gao, Wenjie Li 11:30 – 12:00 Topic Classification of Blog Posts Using Distant Supervision

Stephanie Husby and Denilson Barbosa 12:00-12:30 A User and NLP-Assisted Strategic Workflow for a Social Semantic OWL 2-Based Knowledge Platform

Jinan El-Hachem and Volker Haarslev 12:30-14:00 Lunch break 14:00-15:00 Invited talk, Mining Online Discussions: an Application to the Analysis of News Websites

Julien Velcin (University Lyon 2) 15:00-15:30 A Hybrid Framework for Scalable Opinion Mining in Social Media: Detecting Polarities

and Attitude Targets

Carlos Rodriguez-Penagos, Jens Grivolla, Joan Codina-Filba 15:30-16:00 Coffee break 16:00-16:30 Predicting the 2011 Dutch Senate Election Results with Twitter

Erik Tjong Kim Sang and Johan Bos 16:30- 17:00 Opinion and Suggestion Analysis for Expert Recommendations

Anna Stavrianou and Caroline Brun 17:00-17:30 Closing remarks and discussion

================== About the Workshop ================== Semantic analysis in social networks (SN) is important for applications such as understanding and enabling social networks, natural language interfaces and human behaviour on the web, e-learning environments, cyber communities and educational or online shared workspaces. These aspects are also important in security, privacy & identity, opinion mining, 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 text analysis and social networks in the context of natural language understanding, natural language generation, automatic categorization, topic detection, emotion analysis, and applications using computational approaches to process social networks. Besides methodologies and techniques for SN analysis, 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.

=================== Programme Committee =================== Colin Cherry (National Research Council, Canada)

Viola Ganter (HITS gGmbH, Heidelberg, Germany)

Mitsuru Ishizuka (University of Tokyo, Japan)

Fazel Keshtkar (University of Memphis)

Wael Khreich (NLP Technologies Inc, Canada)

Guy Lapalme (Université de Montréal, Canada)

Eduarda Mendes Rodrigues (University of Porto, Portugal)

Alena Neviarouskaya (Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan)

Alexander Osherenko (Socioware Development, Germany)

Victoria Rubin (University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Carlo Strapparava (FBK-IRST, Povo-Trento, Italy)

Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Alessandro Valitutti (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Simone Teufel (Cambridge University, UK)

René Witte (Concordia University, Canada)

============ Organisation ============ Atefeh Farzindar (NLP Technologies Inc. and Université de Montréal Canada)

Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)



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