5th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Papers
Abbreviated Title: 
WASSA 2014
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Friday, 27 June 2014
United States of America
Alexandra Balahur
Erik van der Goot
Ralf Steinberger
Andres Montoyo
Submission Deadline: 
Friday, 21 March 2014


The aim of the 5th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis (WASSA 2014) is to continue the line of the previous editions, bringing together researchers in Computational Linguistics working on Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis and researchers working on interdisciplinary aspects of affect computation from text. Additionally, starting with WASSA 2013, we extended the focus to Social Media phenomena and the impact of affect-related phenomena in this context. In this new proposed edition, we would like to encourage the submission of long and short research and demo papers including, but not restricted to the following topics related to subjectivity and sentiment analysis:

  • Lexical semantic resources, corpora and annotations for subjectivity, sentiment and social media analysis;(semi-) automatic corpora generation and annotation
  • Opinion retrieval, extraction, categorization, aggregation and summarization
  • Trend detection in social media using subjectivity and sentiment analysis techniques
  • Data linking through social networks based on affect-related NLP methods
  • Impact of affective data from social media
  • Mass opinion estimation based on NLP and statistical models
  • Online reputation management
  • Topic and sentiment studies and applications of topic-sentiment analysis
  • Domain, topic and genre dependency of sentiment analysis
  • Ambiguity issues and word sense disambiguation of subjective language
  • Pragmatic analysis of the opinion mining task
  • Use of Semantic Web technologies for subjectivity and sentiment analysis
  • Improvement of NLP tasks using subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluations subjectivity and sentiment analysis
  • Subjectivity, sentiment and emotion detection in social networks
  • Classification of stance in dialogues
  • Applications of sentiment and social media analysis systems


In the light of the fact that different sentiment analysis systems have been proposed and showcased in the past years, we feel there is a growing need to make other researchers and users familiar with these systems and have them employ them for building an end application.
The Hackathon word stands for "Hacking Marathon", and its purpose is to introduce some technology or software toolkit to the attendees, and let then "play" and develop ideas around it.
The hackathon will take place jointly with the workshop. In the first part, the participating systems and their use will be presented, teams for "application" development will be created and the remaininf time will be left for working on the systems and presenting the results. We plan to give the participants the possibility to vote on the best application created and reward the winner with a gadget.