THE 5TH WORKSHOP ON LANGUAGE ANALYSIS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Event Notification Type: 
Call for Participation
Location: 
Co-located with EACL 2014
Sunday, 27 April 2014
Country: 
Sweden
City: 
Gothenburg

April 27, 2014

Co-located with EACL 2014

Gothenburg, Sweden

Website: http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~diana/eacl2014-social-media-workshop.htm

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@nlptechnologies.ca

Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada), Diana@eecs.uottawa.ca

Michael Gamon (Microsoft Research, USA), mgamon@microsoft.com

Meena Nagarajan (IBM Research, USA), MeenaNagarajan@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)