[Elsnet-list] Call For Participation: NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Emotion in Text (June 5)

Diana Inkpen diana at site.uottawa.ca
Sat May 15 19:30:49 CEST 2010


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Approaches to
Analysis and Generation of Emotion in Text
      June 5, Los Angeles, CA

http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~diana/naacl2010_EmotionWorkshop.html


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.


Invited speaker:

Oren Glickman, MoodBase.com: Emotion analysis as a means of categorizing content 


Organizing committee

Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)
Carlo Strapparava (FBK-IRST, Povo-Trento, Italy)


Programme Committee

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


       



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