[Humanist] 27.267 events: data curation; sentiment elicitation; HASTAC 2014

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 267.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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  [1]   From:    "HASTAC" <HASTAC at mail.vresp.com>                          (54)
        Subject: Save the Date: HASTAC 2014 Conference to be held April 24-27
                in Lima, Peru

  [2]   From:    Erik Cambria <cambria at nus.edu.sg>                         (47)
        Subject: DEADLINE EXTENSION: 3rd IEEE ICDM Workshop on Sentiment
                Elicitation from Natural Text for Information Retrieval and
                Extraction (SENTIRE)

  [3]   From:    "Senseney, Megan Finn" <mfsense2 at illinois.edu>            (20)
        Subject: Reminder: Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute
                Applications Due TOMORROW (8/7)

        Date: Mon, 05 Aug 2013 20:32:46 +0000
        From: "HASTAC" <HASTAC at mail.vresp.com>
        Subject: Save the Date: HASTAC 2014 Conference to be held April 24-27 in Lima, Peru

Save the Date: HASTAC 2014 Conference to be held April 24-27 in  
Lima, Peru : HASTAC Home [1] | Login [2] | Feedback [3]

The Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and  
Collaboratory (HASTAC) is pleased to announce that its 2014  
conference will be held in Lima, Peru, April 24-27, 2014.

The conference will be hosted by the Peru Ministry of Culture. -- in  

collaboration with HASTAC, the Organization of American States	
(OAS), and several other key partnering institutions from North,  
Central, and South America.

“We are honored and thrilled indeed that our next HASTAC  
international meeting will be in Lima,” says Cathy Davidson,  
HASTAC co-founder and John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute  
Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Ruth F. DeVarney  
Professor of English at Duke University. “We offer our sincere	
thanks to the Peru Ministry of Culture, the Organization of American  

States, and all of the other partners working together to make this  
happen. And special thanks to one of HASTAC’s founders, Kevin  
Franklin, and to Michael Simeone of the Institute for Computing in  
Humanities, Arts and Social Science [4] at the National Center for  
Supercomputing Applications [5], University of Illinois, for their  
work in helping to organize what we know will be an important  

Updates about the conference will be posted at www.hastac.org [6] as 
soon as they are available.

Past HASTAC conferences have been held in Toronto, Ontario; Ann  
Arbor, Mich.; Urbana-Champaign, Ill.; Irvine and Los Angeles,  
Calif.; and Durham, N.C. For more information about HASTAC  
conferences, visit www.hastac.org/about/conferences [7].

HASTAC is an international network of educators and digital  
visionaries committed to the creative development and critical	
understanding of new technologies in life, learning, and society.  
HASTAC is committed to innovative design, participatory learning,  
and critical thinking. To get involved, visit www.hastac.org [8].


/HASTAC co-founder David Theo Goldberg would like to share the	
following message with the HASTAC community: /

Dear friends,

This week the U.S. House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee voted  
to cut funding to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) by  

This funding cut would devastate the state humanities councils, and  
force the elimination of programs in thousands of communities across  
the nation.

Click here to take action [9] and let your Congressperson know that  
you reject these cuts to the NEH.

Best regards,

David Theo Goldberg
/Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute/

114 S. Buchanan Blvd, Bay 5
Box 90403
Durham, North Carolina 27708-0403

        Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 06:37:14 +0000
        From: Erik Cambria <cambria at nus.edu.sg>
        Subject: DEADLINE EXTENSION: 3rd IEEE ICDM Workshop on Sentiment Elicitation from Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction (SENTIRE)

The deadline of the 3rd IEEE ICDM Workshop on Sentiment Elicitation from Natural Text for Information Retrieval and Extraction (SENTIRE) has been extended to 17th August.

This year, ICDM SENTIRE will be held in Dallas on December 7th. For more information, please visit http://sentic.net/sentire

Memory and data capacities double approximately every two years and, apparently, the Web is following the same rule. User-generated contents, in particular, are an ever-growing source of opinion and sentiments which are continuously spread worldwide through blogs, wikis, fora, chats and social networks. The distillation of knowledge from such sources is a key factor for applications in fields such as commerce, tourism, education and health, but the quantity and the nature of the contents they generate make it a very difficult task. Due to such challenging research problems and wide variety of practical applications, opinion mining and sentiment analysis have become very active research areas in the last decade. Our understanding and knowledge of the problem and its solution are still limited as natural language understanding techniques are still pretty weak. Most of current research in sentiment analysis, in fact, merely relies on machine learning algorithms. Such algorithms, despite most of them being very effective, produce no human understandable results such that we know little about how and why output values are obtained. All such approaches, moreover, rely on syntactical structure of text, which is far from the way human mind processes natural language. Next-generation opinion mining systems should employ techniques capable to better grasp the conceptual rules that govern sentiment and the clues that can convey these concepts from realization to verbalization in the human mind.

SENTIRE aims to provide an international forum for researchers in the field of opinion mining and sentiment analysis to share information on their latest investigations in social information retrieval and their applications both in academic research areas and industrial sectors. The broader context of the workshop comprehends Web mining, AI, Semantic Web, information retrieval and natural language processing. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
• Sentiment identification & classification
• Opinion and sentiment summarization & visualization
• Explicit & latent semantic analysis for sentiment mining
• Concept-level opinion and sentiment analysis
• Sentic computing
• Opinion and sentiment search & retrieval
• Time evolving opinion & sentiment analysis
• Semantic multidimensional scaling for sentiment analysis
• Multidomain & cross-domain evaluation
• Domain adaptation for sentiment classification
• Multimodal sentiment analysis
• Multimodal fusion for continuous interpretation of semantics
• Multilingual sentiment analysis & re-use of knowledge bases
• Knowledge base construction & integration with opinion analysis
• Transfer learning of opinion & sentiment with knowledge bases
• Sentiment corpora & annotation
• Affective knowledge acquisition for sentiment analysis
• Biologically inspired opinion mining
• Sentiment topic detection & trend discovery
• Big social data analysis
• Social ranking
• Social network analysis
• Social media marketing
• Comparative opinion analysis
• Opinion spam detection

• August 17th, 2013: Submission deadline
• September 24th, 2013: Notification of acceptance
• October 15th, 2013: Final manuscripts due
• December 7th, 2013: Workshop date

Authors are required to follow IEEE Computer Society Press Proceedings Author Guidelines. The paper length is limited to 10 pages, including references, diagrams, and appendices, if any. Each submitted paper will be evaluated by three PC members with respect to its novelty, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and experiments. Accepted papers will be published in IEEE ICDM proceedings. Selected, expanded versions of papers presented at the workshop will be invited to a forthcoming Special Issue of Cognitive Computation on opinion mining and sentiment analysis.

Carlo Strapparava is a senior researcher at FBK-irst (Fondazione Bruno Kessler - Istituto per la ricerca scientifica e Tecnologica) in the Human Language Technologies Unit. His research activity covers artificial intelligence, natural language processing, intelligent interfaces, human-computer interaction, cognitive science, knowledge-based systems, user models, adaptive hypermedia, lexical knowledge bases, word-sense disambiguation, affective computing and computational humour. He is the author of over 150 papers, published in scientific journals, book chapters and in conference proceedings. He played a key role in the definition and the development of many projects funded by European research programmes. He regularly serves in the program committees of the major NLP conferences (ACL, EMNLP, etc.). He was executive board member of SIGLEX, a Special Interest Group on the Lexicon of the Association for Computational Linguistics (2007-2010), Senseval (Evaluation Exercises for the Semantic Analysis of Text) organisation committee (2005-2010). On June 2011, he was awarded with a Google Research Award on Natural Language Processing, specifically on the computational treatment of creative language.

Dealing with creative language and in particular with affective, persuasive and even humorous language has often been considered outside the scope of computational linguistics. Nonetheless it is possible to exploit current NLP techniques starting some explorations about it. We briefly review some computational experiences about these genres. We will introduce techniques for dealing with emotional and witty language. Regarding persuasive language, we will explore the exploitation of extra-linguistic features (e.g. an audience-reaction tagged corpus of political speeches), for the analysis of discourse persuasiveness, We conclude the talk showing some explorations in the automatic recognition of deceptive language.

• Erik Cambria, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
• Bing Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago (USA)
• Yunqing Xia, Tsinghua University (China)
• Ping Chen, University of Houston-Downtown (USA)

        Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2013 18:46:45 +0000
        From: "Senseney, Megan Finn" <mfsense2 at illinois.edu>
        Subject: Reminder: Digital Humanities Data Curation Institute Applications Due TOMORROW (8/7)
        In-Reply-To: <6FEEBCEA03E6E146A613342936F4403F79B11897 at CHIMBX1.ad.uillinois.edu>

Digital Humanities Data Curation Workshop #2
Apply by August 7, 2013

How to apply
Applications are now being accepted for the workshop to be held October 16-18, 2013, at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD. Please visit the institute website (http://www.dhcuration.org/institute/apply/) to complete an application. The application deadline is August 7, 2013. Workshops are limited to 20 participants.

Organized by the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH), the Women Writers Project (WWP), and the Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) at GSLIS, this workshop series is generously funded by an Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Support available
Thanks to the support from the NEH, limited funding will be available to offset the cost of attending the institute workshops and will be awarded based on need. Subvention of travel and lodging costs will be handled via reimbursement. Participant costs include transportation, lodging, and food. There is no tuition fee to attend. Up to three people from a single institution may apply.

More information
Questions should be directed to Institute Coordinator Megan Senseney at mfsense2 [at] illinois.edu or (217) 244-5574.


Megan Finn Senseney
Project Coordinator, Research Services
Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820
Phone: (217) 244-5574
Email: mfsense2 at illinois.edu<mailto:mfsense2 at illinois.edu>

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