PATHOS-2012 will be held in conjunction with KONVENS-2012 on September 21, 2012 in Vienna, Austria.
- 2012-10-08: World café poster transcriptions can be found in the workshop program.
- 2012-09-25: Presentation slides can be found in the workshop program.
- 2012-09-19: The workshop will be held in lecture room 11, downstairs foyer, Juridicum building, University of Vienna, i.e. the same room as the KONVENS main track.
- 2012-09-16: Workshop proceedings are now online.
- 2012-08-21: webLyzard is now the official silver sponsor of PATHOS-2012.
- 2012-08-10: A detailed workshop program is now available.
- 2012-08-07: Details on registration for PATHOS-2012 are now available.
- 2012-07-20: We are pleased to announce that Carlo Strapparava will give an invited talk at PATHOS-2012.
- 2012-07-20: Papers accepted for presentation at PATHOS-2012 are now available.
- 2012-07-10: TrendMiner is now the official gold sponsor of PATHOS-2012.
- 2012-06-01: 2nd Call for Papers.
- 2012-05-29: Paper submission deadline extended to June 29, 2012.
- 2012-04-25: 1st Call for Papers.
- 2012-04-23: Our submission system via EasyChair is now open.
Call for Papers
- Extended paper submission deadline: June 29, 2012
- Acceptance notification: July 20, 2012
- Camera-ready version due: August 27, 2012
- Workshop: September 21, 2012
Scope of the Workshop
The goal of PATHOS is to attract researchers and developers in the area of sentiment analysis and opinion mining. The workshop focuses on
- methods and resources for multi-lingual sentiment analysis,
- dependencies of genre and domain in sentiment analysis and its subtasks,
- sentiment analysis with distinction of emotional categories, i.e. emotion analysis, and
- opinion holder and opinion target extraction.
While there is an abundance of methods and resources available for English, comparatively little research focuses on other languages or multi-lingual sentiment analysis. In addition to language differences, deviations across genres and domains require special treatment, but are so far only seldom taken into account. Emotion analysis goes beyond traditional sentiment analysis, giving insight into the different emotional categories of an opinionated statement. Thus it is not restricted to mere polarity identification but detects particular feelings, such as “fear”, or “anger”, “hope” and “joy”. Opinion holder and target extraction is the domain in sentiment analysis with significant economic potential. It allows stakeholders to nail down the exact source and target of criticism or praise. Exploiting this knowledge helps improving products and services and can be considered a tool for quality assurance.
PATHOS will serve as a platform for these particular sub-areas of sentiment analysis.
The workshop will be organized by the recently founded Interest Group on German Sentiment Analysis (IGGSA).
Topics of Interest
We invite contributions on, but not necessarily limited to
- 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
- Evaluation gold standards and evaluation methodologies
- Real-world applications and large-scale sentiment analysis
- Trends and perspectives in the field