The next Sentiment Analysis Symposium will take place March 5-6, 2014 in New York. Please visit the main symposium page to learn more and to register.

Presentations

The Sentiment Analysis Symposium program for Wednesday, November 9, 2011 is outlined in the agenda that follows with links to presentations and videos as available.

Morning Session -- Wednesday, November 9
9:00 am-9:10 am
Chair's Welcome: The Sentiment Spectrum
Seth Grimes, Alta Plana Corporation
9:10 am-9:50 am
Keynote: State of Sentiment
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
9:50 am-10:20 am
Attitude, Orientation and Evaluation: Political and Financial Affect Analysis
Khurshid Ahmad, Trinity College, Dublin
10:20 am-10:40 am
Understanding HP Cloud's True Sentiment to Best Engage Customers
Kathleen Fetters, Editorial Engine Listening & Communications Manager, HP
Presented by Lisa Joy Rosner of NetBase
10:55 am-11:25 am
Fusing Sentiment and BI to Obtain Customer/Retail Insight
Lipika Dey, Tata Consultancy Services
11:25 am-11:55 am
What Travelers Say: Using Sentiment to Improve User Engagement
John Kelley, TripAdvisor
11:55 am-12:30 pm
Lightning Talks
Afternoon Session
1:30 pm-1:55 pm
Lessons Learned from a Call Center Analysis System for a Major Korean Telecomm
1:55 pm-2:20 pm
The Rise and Fall of the First Social Media Sentiment-Based Hedge Fund
Richard Peterson, MarketPsy Capital LLC
2:20 pm-3:20 pm
Behind the Curtain: 4 Sentiment Approaches
Jeffrey Catlin, Lexalytics: computational linguistics and machine learning
Sharon Chiarella, Amazon MTurk: crowd-sourced evaluation
Adam Pease, Rearden Commerce: formal ontology for sentiment analysis and concept extraction
Daniel Ziv, Verint: sentiment and emotion in speech
3:50 pm-4:40 pm
You've Got Attitude: Exploiting Sentiment in Social and Enterprise Sources
Moderator: Meta S. Brown, consultant
Banafsheh Ghassemi, American Red Cross
Carol Haney, Harris Interactive
4:40 pm-5:10 pm
The Importance of Context in Rich Multilingual Sentiment Analysis
5:10 pm-5:35 pm
Crowdsourcing Comedy Festival Sentiment
Jennie Lees, Affect Labs
5:35 pm-6:00 pm
Modeling Sentiment in a Local Real Estate Market
Ben Gimpert, Altos Research LLC

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