14th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment & Social Media Analysis

News

July 18: Final schedule online.

May 17: We extended the deadline for direct submission to WASSA 2024, new deadline = 22 May 2024 AOE

April 18: Second CFP.

March 6: The first call for papers is out.

Jan 15: We have confirmation that WASSA will take place on Thursday 15 August 2024.

Nov 3: The 2024 edition of WASSA will be collocated with ACL 2024, in Bangkok, Thailand. We will have more information out soon regarding the call for papers, etc.

Invited Speakers

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Background and Envisaged Scope

Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis has become a highly developed research area, ranging from binary classification of reviews to the detection of complex emotion structures between entities found in text. This field has expanded both on a practical level, finding numerous successful applications in business, as well as on a theoretical level, allowing researchers to explore more complex research questions related to affective computing. Its continuing importance is also shown by the interest it generates in other disciplines such as Economics, Sociology, Psychology, Marketing, Crisis Management & Digital Humanities.

The aim of WASSA 2024 is to bring together researchers working on Subjectivity, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Detection and Classification and their applications to other NLP or real-world tasks (e.g. public health messaging, fake news, media impact analysis, social media mining, computational literary studies) and researchers working on interdisciplinary aspects of affect computation from text. For this edition, we encourage the submission of long and short research and demo papers including, but not restricted to the following topics:

  • Resources for subjectivity, sentiment, emotion and social media analysis
  • Opinion retrieval, extraction, categorization, aggregation and summarization
  • Humor, Irony and Sarcasm detection
  • Mis- and disinformation analysis and the role of affective attributes
  • Aspect and topic-based sentiment and emotion analysis
  • Analysis of stable traits of social media users, incl. personality analysis and profiling
  • Transfer learning for domain, language and genre portability of sentiment analysis
  • Modelling commonsense knowledge for subjectivity, sentiment or emotion analysis
  • Improvement of NLP tasks using subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
  • Intrinsic and extrinsic evaluation of subjectivity and/or sentiment analysis
  • The role of emotions in argument mining
  • Application of theories from related fields to subjectivity and sentiment analysis
  • Multimodal emotion detection and classification
  • Applications of sentiment and emotion mining
  • Public sentiments and communication patterns of public health emergencies.

In the past years we have noticed that WASSA offers a platform to researchers investigating sentiment and emotion in lesser-resourced languages. The 2023 edition featured work on no less than 23 different languages and two papers specifically targeted multilingual emotion detection. We wish to continue these efforts as we find it important to consider and publish advances in any language as this helps to underline the wealth of our research community and to diminish the dominance of English-language research. To this purpose we propose a Special track on multilinguality and social bridge between high- and lesser-resourced languages/communities.

Sponsors:

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