- Practical Sentiment Analysis: A tutorial taught by Jason Baldridge of the University of Texas (co-founder of the Apache OpenNLP project).
- Technology & Innovation: nine presentations by industry & academic researchers including Prof. Gerald Penn of the University of Toronto; Prof. Stephen Pulman, Oxford University; Andy Hickl of ARO Inc.; data scientist Mark Gingrich of SDL; and Dr. Robert Nolker, Analyze.
Visit sentimentsymposium.com/workshops.html for information of these workshops and the two business-track workshops, An Insider’s Guide to Social Media Measurement and The Road to Customer Intelligence: Data, Analytics, Insight.
The March 6 conference opens with keynotes by industry analytics leader Bob E. Hayes, PhD, speaking on Voice of the Customer analytics, and by Prof. Rosalind Picard of the MIT Media Lab, on emotion recognition.
Other speakers include —
- Accenture social-business expert Chris Boudreaux.
- Marie Wallace, who built IBM LanguageWare from small research project into an enterprise technology that underpins IBM products including IBM Watson.
- Prof. VS Subrahmanian of the Univ. of Maryland, speaking on sentiment & emotion propagation in social networks.
- John Hoskins from Amazon Mechanical Turk.
- Catherine Havasi, MIT Media Lab and start-up Luminoso.
- Prof. Stephen Pulman on Bleeding Edge NLP; and
- Technical leaders from Emotient (facial-expression recognition) and BeyondVerbal (emotion in speech).
The March 6 conference — agenda at sentimentsymposium.com/agenda.html — includes representatives of other start-ups and established companies, speaking on technologies and business applications that discover value in emotion, intent, and connection, expressed in online, social, and enterprise data sources.
Register by January 25 to save up to $200. Full-time academic and government employees benefit from a 50% discount, and we have a special low rate for full-time students, $100 for the March 6 conference and $50 for each workshop.
Please join us, for the March 5 workshops and the March 6 business-solutions conference. Register by January 25 for special early-registration rates, and do get in touch if you have questions or concerns.