[Elsnet-list] EACL 2012 Workshop on Semantic Analysis in Social Media

Diana Inkpen diana at site.uottawa.ca
Sat Apr 14 04:00:53 CEST 2012

EACL 2012 Workshop Semantic Analysis in Social Media
April 23, 2012


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)

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

Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada)

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