LINGUIST List 23.2572

Fri Jun 01 2012

Calls: Computational Linguistics/Austria

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 01-Jun-2012
From: Jeremy Jancsary <>
Subject: Practice and Theory of Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis
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Full Title: Practice and Theory of Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis Short Title: PATHOS
Date: 21-Sep-2012 - 21-Sep-2012 Location: Vienna, Austria Contact Person: Michael Wiegand
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 29-Jun-2012

Meeting Description:

The goal of PATHOS is to attract researchers and developers in the area of sentiment analysis and opinion mining. The workshop focuses on:

(i) Methods and resources for multi-lingual sentiment analysis(ii) Dependencies of genre and domain in sentiment analysis and its subtasks(iii) Sentiment analysis with distinction of emotional categories, i.e. emotion analysis(iv) Opinion holder and opinion target extraction

While there is an abundance of methods and resources available for English, comparatively little research focuses on other languages or multi-lingual sentiment analysis. In addition to language differences, deviations across genres and domains require special treatment, but are so far only seldom taken into account. Emotion analysis goes beyond traditional sentiment analysis, giving insight into the different emotional categories of an opinionated statement. Thus it is not restricted to mere polarity identification but detects particular feelings, such as 'fear', or 'anger', 'hope' and 'joy'. Opinion holder and target extraction is the domain in sentiment analysis with significant economic potential. It allows stakeholders to nail down the exact source and target of criticism or praise. Exploiting this knowledge helps improving products and services and can be considered a tool for quality assurance.

PATHOS will serve as a platform for these particular sub-areas of sentiment analysis.

The workshop will be organized by the recently founded Interest Group on German Sentiment Analysis:

Call for Papers:

Topics of Interest:

We invite contributions on, but not necessarily limited to:

- Genre- and domain-specific sentiment analysis- Cross-genre and cross-domain sentiment analysis- Semi-supervised/weakly supervised learning for sentiment analysis- Contrast of machine learning vs. linguistic approaches vs. hybrid methods- Sentiment analysis on twitter and social media in general- Fine-to-coarse sentiment analysis- Emotion detection and classification- Representation of and calculus on emotions- Multi-lingual sentiment analysis- Lexical resources for opinion mining and sentiment analysis- Gold standards and methods for evaluation- Real-world applications and large-scale sentiment analysis- Trends and perspectives in the field

Important Dates:

Extended paper submission deadline: June 29, 2012Acceptance notification: July 20, 2012Camera-ready version due: August 27, 2012Workshop: September 21, 2012

Submission Guidelines:

We will accept two types of submissions: full papers and short papers. The reviewing will be double blind. Each submission will be reviewed by at least 3 reviewers. All submissions should describe original work that has not been previously published. We also accept demos, position papers (opinion pieces), and submissions discussing interesting negative results, both as full and short papers.

The submission guidelines of this workshop (w.r.t. the format of these types of papers) will follow the guidelines of the KONVENS 2012 main conference:

To submit a paper, use the interface at:

Organizing Committee:

Stefan Gindl (MODUL University Vienna, Austria)Robert Remus (University of Leipzig, Germany)Michael Wiegand (Saarland University, Germany)

Program Committee:

Alexandra Balahur (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy)Simon Clematide (University of Zuerich, Switzerland)Manfred Klenner (University of Zuerich, Switzerland)Johann Mitloehner (Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria)Stefanos Petrakis (University of Zuerich, Switzerland)Josef Ruppenhofer (Hildesheim University, Germany)Swapna Somasundaran (Siemens Corporate Research, USA)Manfred Stede (Potsdam University, Germany)Ralf Steinberger (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy)Veselin Stoyanov (Johns Hopkins University, USA)Cigdem Toprak (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany)Ulli Waltinger (Siemens AG, Corporate Technology, Germany)Albert Weichselbraun (University of Applied Sciences Chur, Switzerland)

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