Workshop on Language Technologies and Computational Social Science


Thursday, June 26, 2014

 Welcome; Invited Talks, Style and Rhetoric
9:05Is It All in the Phrasing? Computational Explorations in How We Say What We Say, and Why It Matters
Lillian Lee
9:35Creating and Destroying Party Brands
Justin Grimmer
 (10:30-11:00) Coffee break
 Invited Talks, Sociolinguistics and Social Media
11:00Sociolinguistics for Computational Social Science
Sali Tagliamonte
11:30Location and Language Use in Social Media
Ed Chi
 (12:30-2:00) Lunch break
 (2:00-2:30) Unshared task
2:00Overview of the 2014 NLP Unshared Task in PoliInformatics
Noah A. Smith, Claire Cardie, Anne Washington and John Wilkerson
 (2:30-3:30) Poster session
 Context-based Natural Language Processing for GIS-based Vague Region Visualization
Wei Chen
 Extracting Socioeconomic Patterns from the News: Modelling Text and Outlet Importance Jointly
Vasileios Lampos, Daniel Preotiuc-Pietro, Sina Samangooei, Douwe Gelling and Trevor Cohn
 Fact Checking: Task definition and dataset construction
Andreas Vlachos and Sebastian Riedel
 Finding Eyewitness Tweets During Crises
Fred Morstatter, Nichola Lubold, Heather Pon-Barry, Jürgen Pfeffer and Huan Liu
 Inducing Information Structures for Data-driven Text Analysis
Andrew Salway, Samia Touileb and Endre Tvinnereim
 Information density, Heaps’ Law, and perception of factiness in news
Miriam Boon
 Measuring the Public Accountability of New Modes of Governance
Bruno Wueest, Gerold Schneider and Michael Amsler
 Optimizing Features in Active Machine Learning for Complex Qualitative Content Analysis
Jasy Suet Yan Liew, Nancy McCracken, Shichun Zhou and Kevin Crowston
 Power of Confidence: How Poll Scores Impact Topic Dynamics in Political Debates
Vinodkumar Prabhakaran, Ashima Arora and Owen Rambow
 Predicting Fine-grained Social Roles with Selectional Preferences
Charley Beller, Craig Harman and Benjamin Van Durme
 Predicting Party Affiliations from European Parliament Debates
Bjørn Høyland, Jean-François Godbout, Emanuele Lapponi and Erik Velldal
 Temporal Analysis of Language through Neural Language Models
Yoon Kim, Yi-I Chiu, Kentaro Hanaki, Darshan Hegde and Slav Petrov
 Using Simple NLP Tools to Trace the Globalization of the Art World
Mohamed AlTantawy, Alix Rule, Owen Rambow, Zhongyu Wang and Rupayan Basu
 (3:30-4:00) Coffee break
 Invited Talks, Framing and Agenda-Setting
4:00Issue Framing as a Generalizable Phenomenon
Amber Boydstun
4:30“I Want to Talk About, Again, My Record On Energy ...”: Modeling Agendas and Framing in Political Debates and Other Conversations
Philip Resnik
 (5:30) Closing remarks