Appel: Natural Language Processing for the Social Sciences (Argentina)

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Fri Nov 6 20:22:44 UTC 2009

Date: Thu, 05 Nov 2009 13:29:21 +0000
From: Horacio Saggion <H.Saggion at>
Message-ID: <4AF2D331.1030505 at>

1st Workshop on Natural Language Processing Tools Applied to Discourse
Analysis in Psychology

    Instituto de Altos Estudios en Psicologia y Ciencias Sociales
	        Buenos Aires, Argentina
		 May 10th - 14th, 2010

Call for Abstracts for a special session on NLP for the Social

In recent  years, the field  of natural language processing  (NLP) has
experienced  a  renewed interest  in  the  analysis  of non  "factual"
discourse,  which  is  characterised  by  the  presence  of  affective
language, sentiments, opinions, feelings, believes, and manifestations
of emotional states, and which is charged with subjectivity. There are
not only interesting theoretical issues which deserve scientific study
such  as what  makes a  discourse subjective,  or how  to discriminate
between  emotional  states  in  text  or speech,  but  also  practical
applications    (e.g.,   dialogue    systems,    question   answering,
summarization, extraction)  may benefit  from those studies.  Thus, we
are calling for  contributions which will bring together  the areas of
Natural Language Processing and the Social Sciences.

Main Topics:

* Natural Language Processing in Psychology

* Electronic Language Resources for the Social Sciences (e.g.,
  dictionaries, lexicons, grammars)  

* Natural Language Processing of non-factual Discourse

* Natural Language Processing in the analysis of Political Discourse 

* Automatic Analysis of Emotional Discourse

* Automatic Detection of Sentiments and Opinions

* Other topics related to the study and application of NLP to
  psychology and more generally the social sciences

Format of submission:

At this stage we are soliciting abstracts (in pdf) of between
1000-1500 words.
The abstract should include:

* Title
* Authors and affiliations
* Contact e-mail
* 1000-1500 words (about 4 pages) including text, figures, and tables
* References

Language of the abstract: English or Spanish

Detailed submission instructions will be specified together with
notifications to the authors.

Workshop Dates: 10th May - 14th May 2010.
Tentative Submission date: 10th December 2009
Notification to the Authors (accept/reject letters): 26 February 2010
Camera Ready Copy: 26 March 2010

Where to submit your contribution:

Send your pdf abstract by e-mail to Dr. Horacio Saggion (at you will find the address where to
send your contribution).  The subject of your e-mail should be
"NLP4PSYCHO abstract".
You will receive acknowledgment of reception of your contributions
within two days of submission.

Organizer: Horacio Saggion

Programme Committee (tentative)

* Laura Alonso i Alemani (Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina)
* Jose Alvarez (Universidad Austral, Argentina)
* John Atkinson (Universidad de Concepcion, Chile)
* Javier  Couto (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)
* Ariadne Carvalho (UNICAMP, Brazil)
* Iria da Cunha (Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
* Gabriel Infante-Lopez (Uiversidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina)
* Gerardo Sierra Martínez (UNAM, Mexico)
* Paloma Moreda (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
* Rogelio Nazar (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
* Thiago Pardo (Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil)
* Rene Venegas  (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile) 
* Aline Villavicencio (Universidade Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
* Dina Wonsever (Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay)
* Vera Lucia Strube de Lima (UPRGS, Brazil)
* Manuel Palomar (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
* Jose Luis Vicedo (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)

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