NEW!!! Invited speaker: Kalina Bontcheva, University of Sheffield Title: Natural Language Processing for Social Media: Are We There Yet?
THE 5TH WORKSHOP ON LANGUAGE ANALYSIS IN SOCIAL MEDIA Over the last few years, there has been a growing public and enterprise interest in 'social media' and their role in modern society. At the heart of this interest is the ability for users to create and share content via a variety of platforms such as blogs, micro-blogs, collaborative wikis, multimedia sharing sites, social networking sites. The unprecedented volume and variety of user-generated content as well as the user interaction network constitute new opportunities for understanding social behavior and building socially intelligent systems.
This 5th workshop in the ACL series of workshops about language in social media will focus on the need for publicly available corpora and test benchmarks in order to allow a comprehensive evaluation of performance, and on the need for an objective comparison of different approaches. We especially (but not exclusively) encourage submissions that provide publicly shared benchmark data set to evaluate future approaches, or submissions that conduct evaluations on existing public data sets.
The 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 social media 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.
TOPICS OF INTEREST Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, addressing questions such as: - What are people talking about on social media? - How are they expressing themselves? - Why do they scribe? - Natural language processing techniques for social media analysis - How do language and social network properties interact? - Semantic Web / Ontologies / Domain models to aid in social data understanding - Characterizing Participants via Linguistic Analysis - Language, Social Media and Human Behavior
IMPORTANT DATES -passed Deadline for submission: January 23, 2014 Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2014 Revised version of papers: March 3, 2014 Workshop: April 27, 2014
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Atefeh Farzindar (NLP Technologies Inc. and Universite de Montreal, Canada) farzindar at nlptechnologies.ca<mailto:farzindar at nlptechnologies.ca> Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada), Diana at eecs.uottawa.ca<mailto:Diana at eecs.uottawa.ca> Michael Gamon (Microsoft Research, USA), mgamon at microsoft.com<mailto:mgamon at microsoft.com> Meena Nagarajan (IBM Research, USA), MeenaNagarajan at us.ibm.com<mailto:MeenaNagarajan at us.ibm.com>
PROGRAM COMMITTEE Colin Cherry (NRC Canada) Cindy Chung (University of Texas) Munmun De Choudhury (Microsoft Research) Jacob Eisenstein (Georgia Institute of Technology) Jennifer Foster (Dublin City University) Kevin Hass (Microsoft) Guy Lapalme (Universite de Montreal) Saif Mohammad (NRC Canada) Smaranda Muresan (Rutgers University) Alexander Osherenko (Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin) Patrick Pantel (Microsoft Research) Alan Ritter (University of Washington) Mathieu Roche (Universite de Montpellier) Victoria Rubin (University of Western Ontario) Hassan Sayyadi (University of Maryland) Valerie Shalin (Wright State) Mike Thelwall (University of Wolverhampton) Alessandro Valitutti (University of Helsinki) Julien Velcin (Universite de Lyon) -------------- next part -------------- A non-text attachment was scrubbed... Name: not available Type: text/html Size: 16439 bytes Desc: not available URL: <https://mailman.uib.no/public/corpora/attachments/20140322/81550cfb/attachment.txt>