NAACL-HLT 2010 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Analysis and Generation of Emotion in Text
June 5, Los Angeles, CA
Hosted in conjunction with the Human Language Technologies: the 11th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics that will take place June 1-6, 2010, in Los Angeles, CA

New!!! Workshop Program. Accepted papers.


Topics of interest

Important dates

Program committee


Invited speaker

The automatic detection of emotions in texts and the generation of texts that express emotions is important for applications such as natural language interfaces, e-learning environments, and educational or entertainment games. These aspects are also important in opinion mining and sentiment analysis, and in the larger area of affective computing.

This workshop will provide a forum for discussion between leading names and researchers involved in processing emotions in the context of natural language understanding, natural language generation, or applications in which computational approaches to the processing of emotions are useful. Besides methodologies and techniques for emotion analysis and generation, we also encourage the submission of papers that experiment with and describe applicative contexts in which analysis and detection of affective aspects are useful and beneficial.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- emotion analysis in sentences and documents;

- classification of texts by emotion and mood;

- the generation of sentences that express emotions;

- emotion processing across different languages;

- the analysis of sentiment and opinion that contains emotional aspects;

- argumentation that includes emotions and opinions;

- emotion analysis in automatic speech transcripts;

- applications in which affective aspects are beneficial;

- other aspects of the computational treatment of emotion and affect.

Mar 10, 2010 (extended) Final deadline for workshop papers
Apr 5, 2010 Notification of acceptance
Apr 15, 2010 Camera-ready papers due
Jun 5, 2010 Workshop date

Invited speaker: Oren Glickman, MoodBase: emotion analysis as a means of categorizing content Submission instructions: Authors are invited to submit full papers on original, unpublished work in the topic area of this workshop.  Submissions should be formatted using the NAACL 2010 stylefiles, with blind review and not exceeding 8 pages plus an extra page for references. The stylefiles are available at

The PDF files will be submitted electronically. The link is

Each submission will be reviewed at least by two members of the programme committee. Accepted papers will be published in the workshop proceedings. Dual submissions to the main NAACL 2010 conference and this workshop are allowed; if you submit to the main session, indicate this when you submit to the workshop.  If your paper is accepted for the main session, you should withdraw your paper from the workshop upon notification by the main session.

Organizing committee
Diana Inkpen (University of Ottawa, Canada) Carlo Strapparava (FBK-IRST, Trento, Italy) Programme Committee
Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm(Cornell University, USA) Carmen Banea (University of North Texas, USA) Sabine Bergler (Concordia University, Canada) Robert Dale (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia) Andrea Esuli (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerca, Italy) Viola Ganter (EML Research gGmbH, Heidelberg, Germany) Degen Huang (Dalian University of Technology, China) Mitsuru Ishizuka (University of Tokyo, Japan) Shahzad Khan (Whyz Technologies Inc., Ottawa, Canada) Zornitsa Kozareva (University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute, USA) Saif Mohammad (National Research Council, Canada) Alena Neviarouskaya (University of Tokyo, Japan) Alexander Osherenko (University of Augsburg, Germany) Fuji Ren (University of Tokushima, Japan) Victoria Rubin (University of Western Ontario, Canada) Stan Szpakowicz (University of Ottawa, Canada) Theresa Wilson (University of Edinburgh, UK) Maite Taboada (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

CONTACT INFORMATION   Diana Inkpen University of Ottawa School of Information Technology and Engineering (SITE) 800 King Edward, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1N 6N5 Tel: (613) 562-5800 ext. 6711, Fax: (613) 562-5664 Office: SITE, Room 5015 Email: