1st Workshop on Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis


November 13 , 2009        
Seville, Spain

NEWS:   The programme for the workshop is available here

Aims and scope

What do people think about …?, this is perhaps the question that better describes the scope of the workshop. In a world in which millions of people write their opinions about any issue in blogs, news sites, review sites or social media, the distillation of knowledge from this huge amount of unstructured information is a challenging task. Sentiment Analysis and Opinion Mining are two areas related to Natural Language Processing and Text Mining that deal with the identification of opinions and attitudes in natural language texts.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
  • Opinion classification
  • Opinion extraction
  • Opinion summarization and visualization
  • Recommender systems
  • User generated content and social media analysis
  • Blogs analysis
  • Sentiment and subjectivity analysis
  • Applications: politics, business intelligence, sociology, marketing research …

How to participate

You are invited to submit a position paper or a research paper as a PDF file of no more than 10 pages. Original research papers are preferred, but reports on already published works and ongoing research papers are also welcome.  

The papers must be formatted according to the Springer  LNAI instructions (see this link).

Submissions can be written in either English or Spanish and should be sent to womsa@us.es. They will be reviewed by at least two program committee members. 

Important dates

Paper submission deadline    September 4, 2009
 Notification of acceptance    September 17, 2009
 Camera-ready paper   October 12, 2009
 Workshop  November 13, 2009

Workshop Organizer

José A. Troyano Jiménez, University of Seville

Program Committee

Alexandra Balahur Dobrescu, University of Alicante

Fermín Cruz Mata, University of Seville

Víctor Díaz Madrigal, University of Seville

Patricio Martínez-Barco, University of Alicante

Andrés Montoyo Guijarro, University of Alicante

Manuel Palomar Sanz, University of Alicante

Horacio Rodríguez Hontoria, Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Paolo Rosso, Polytechnic University of Valencia

José A. Troyano Jiménez, University of Seville

Jordi Turmo Borrás, Polytechnic University of Catalonia

L. Alfonso Ureña López, University of Jaén