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COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF PEOPLE’S OPINIONS, PERSONALITY, AND EMOTIONS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

@ NAACL 2018, New Orleans
with the support of

CELI              RUG

Important Dates

Submission deadline March 2, 2018
Notification April 2, 2018
Camera ready April 16, 2018
Workshop June 5/6, 2018


Earlier editions

2016 @COLING, Osaka, Japan


SECOND WORKSHOP ON COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF PEOPLE’S OPINIONS, PERSONALITY, AND EMOTIONS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

Workshop co-located with NAACL HLT 2018 - New Orleans, Louisiana

June 5 or 6, 2018

On social media, users nowadays freely express what is on their mind at any moment in time, at any location, and about virtually anything. These large amounts of spontaneously produced texts open up a unique opportunity to learn more about such users, e.g., predicting demographic variables (age, gender), but also personality types, as well as emotions and opinion expressions.

Indeed, this excellent opportunity has materialized in a large and growing number of recent workshops held at different Natural Language Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Semantic Web, and Information Retrieval venues, for example WASSA (focusing on sentiment and social media), PAN (focusing on author profiling like personality) and ESSEM (focusing on emotions in AI), including the organization of shared tasks such as at SemEval with a special sentiment track.

While it is evident that interest is wide and high, it is also evident that such aspects of human personality and behavior have been mostly studied in isolation, often in different - but related - communities. We believe that the time is ripe to bring these communities a step closer, to study people’s traits and expressions jointly and in their interplay.

On a conceptual level we can view these aspects on a continuum of stability, where some can be considered stable (e.g., gender), while others are of more transitional nature and contextually prompted (e.g., emotions). They can be seen as characterizing traits of the whole person and should be studied together. As of now, however, little is known on how they interact with one another in computational language understanding, how they interact, and how they impact both natural language processing and society.

On a conceptual level we can view these aspects on a continuum of stability, where some can be considered stable (e.g., gender), while others are of more transitional nature and contextually prompted (e.g., emotions). They can be seen as characterizing traits of the whole person and should be studied together. As of now, however, little is known on how they interact with one another in computational language modeling, or how they can inform each other in modeling people or improving natural language processing tools.

We encourage the submission of long (8 pages) and short (4 pages) research papers, including opinion statements. We especially welcome views from different fields on how to treat the different aspects. We welcome submissions related but not limited to the following topics:

Paper Submission

Standard research papers should be a maximum of 8 pages long, plus two pages of references. We also encourage the submission of short papers of maximum 4 pages, plus two pages of references. All papers should be electronically submitted in PDF format via the START system:

http://softconf.com/naacl2018/PEOPLES18/

Submissions must be anonymous and follow the NAACL HLT 2018 formatting guidelines.

The deadline for submission is March 2, 2018 23:59 UTC-12:00.

Keynote speakers

Programme Committee

Organisers

If have any enquiries/comments about the workshop or the submission procedure, please just contact us via email:
peoples.wksh at gmail dot com


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This workshop is organised with the support of CELI Language Technology and the Computational Linguistics group of CLCG, University of Groningen


CELI              RUG