This workshop aims for providing a platform for researchers interested in the upcoming challenges of sentiment analysis and opinion mining. It intends to attract researchers settled in computational linguistics, natural language processing, and artificial intelligence alike. The workshop will be organized by the recently founded GSCL-Interest Group on German Sentiment Analysis (IGGSA): http://www.gscl.org/ak-stimmungsanalyse-en.html.
Call for Papers:
We invite contributions on, but not necessarily limited to:
— Genre- and domain-specific sentiment analysis
— Cross-genre and cross-domain sentiment analysis
— Semi-supervised/weakly supervised learning for sentiment analysis
— Contrast of machine learning vs. linguistic approaches vs. hybrid methods
— Sentiment analysis on twitter and social media in general
— Fine-to-coarse sentiment analysis
— Emotion detection and classification
— Representation of and calculus on emotions
— Multi-lingual sentiment analysis
— Lexical resources for opinion mining and sentiment analysis
— Gold standards and methods for evaluation
— Real-world applications and large-scale sentiment analysis
— Trends and perspectives in the field
Paper submission deadline: July 12, 2013
Acceptance notification: August 16, 2013
Workshop: September 23, 2013
We will accept two types of submissions: full papers and extended abstracts. Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal for Language Technology and Computational Linguistics (http://www.jlcl.org). The editors-in-chief have already approved of publishing a special issue for 2014.
All accepted full papers and extended articles qualify for an oral presentation on the workshop.
Accepted full papers also qualify for a publication in JLCL. There will be two types of acceptances ‘Accept as is’ and ‘Accept with Revision’. In the latter case, a revised version of the paper has to be submitted which will undergo a second review to safeguard that necessary revisions have been sufficiently implemented.
Accepted extended abstracts will not be published in the JLCL. However, authors of selected abstracts may be invited to submit a full paper for the journal. That submission will also undergo an additional review.
The purpose of extended abstracts is to allow interesting work in progress or project reports as contributions on the workshop that are not yet ripe for publication.
The submission guidelines of this workshop (w.r.t. the format of these types of papers) will follow the guidelines of the JLCL journal: http://www.jlcl.org/index.php?modus=style_sheets.
Full papers must not extend 12 pages (including references). Extended abstracts must not exceed 2 pages (including references).
The timeline for the first submissions (i.e. acceptance for presentation on the workshop) will follow the workshop timeline proposed by GSCL. The timeline for the publication of the special issue of JLCL still needs to be negotiated with the editorial office of JLCL.
The reviewing will be double blind. All submissions should describe original work that has not been previously published. We also accept demos, position papers (opinion pieces), and submissions discussing interesting negative results.
Stefan Gindl (MODUL University Vienna, Austria)
Robert Remus (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Michael Wiegand (Saarland University, Germany)
Cem Akkaya (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
Alexandra Balahur (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy)
Simon Clematide (University of Zuerich, Switzerland)
Manfred Klenner (University of Zuerich, Switzerland)
Katja Markert (University of Leeds, UK)
Karo Moilanen (University of Oxford, UK)
Josef Ruppenhofer (Hildesheim University, Germany)
Manfred Stede (Potsdam University, Germany)
Ralf Steinberger (European Commission Joint Research Centre, Italy)
György Szarvas (Nuance Communications, Germany)
Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Cigdem Toprak (Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, Germany)