WASSA 2019: Program

June 6, 2019
9:00 - 9:15    Opening of the WASSA Workshop by Alexandra Balahur
9:15 - 10:15    Invited Talk by Sven Buechel: Modeling Empathy and Distress in Reaction to News Stories
10:15 - 10:45    Morning Coffee Break
   Oral Session 1
10:45 - 11:10    Stance Detection in Code-Mixed Hindi-English Social Media Data using Multi-Task Learning
Sushmitha Reddy Sane1, Suraj Tripathi2, Koushik Reddy Sane3, Radhika Mamidi3
1IIIT-Hyderabad, 2IIT Delhi, 3IIIT Hyderabad
11:10 - 11:35    A Soft Label Strategy for Target-Level Sentiment Classification
Da Yin1, Xiao Liu2, Xiuyu Wu2, Baobao Chang2
1School of Foreign Languages, Peking University, 2Peking University
11:35 - 12:00    Online abuse detection: the value of preprocessing and neural attention models
Dhruv Kumar, Robin Cohen, Lukasz Golab
University of Waterloo
12:00 - 12:25    Exploring Fine-Tuned Embeddings that Model Intensifiers for Emotion Analysis
Laura Ana Maria Bostan1 and Roman Klinger2
1IMS, University of Stuttgart, 2University of Stuttgart
12:25 - 14:00    Lunch Break
   Oral Session 2
14:00 - 14:25    Enhancing the Measurement of Social Effects by Capturing Morality
Rezvaneh Rezapour1, Saumil H. Shah1, Jana Diesner2
1University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2UIUC
14:25 - 14:50    Using Structured Representation and Data: A Hybrid Model for Negation and Sentiment in Customer Service Conversations
Amita Misra1, Mansurul Bhuiyan2, Jalal Mahmud3, Saurabh Tripathy3
1IBM Research, 2Walmart Labs, 3IBM
14:50 - 15:15    Deep Learning Techniques for Humor Detection in Hindi-English Code-Mixed Tweets
Sushmitha Reddy Sane1, Suraj Tripathi2, Koushik Reddy Sane3, Radhika Mamidi3
1IIIT-Hyderabad, 2IIT Delhi, 3IIIT Hyderabad
15:15 - 15:40    How do we feel when a robot dies? Emotions expressed on Twitter before and after hitchBOT's destruction
Kathleen C. Fraser1, Frauke Zeller2, David Harris Smith3, Saif Mohammad1, Frank Rudzicz4
1National Research Council Canada, 2Ryerson University, 3McMaster University, 4St Michael's Hospital; University of Toronto, Department of Computer Science
15:40 - 16:10    Afternoon Coffee Break
   Oral Session 3
16:10 - 16:35    "When Numbers Matter!": Detecting Sarcasm in Numerical Portions of Text
Abhijeet Dubey1, Lakshya Kumar2, Arpan Somani3, Aditya Joshi4, Pushpak Bhattacharyya5
1Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, 2Salesforce, 3American Express, 4CSIRO, 5CSE Department, IIT Bombay
16:35 - 17:00    Cross-lingual Subjectivity Detection for Resource Lean Languages
Ida Amini1, Samane Karimi2, Azadeh Shakery3
1Washington University, 2School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Collage of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 3School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran and School of Computer Science, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM)
17:00 - 17:25    Analyzing Incorporation of Emotion in Emoji Prediction
Shirley Anugrah Hayati and Aldrian Obaja Muis
Carnegie Mellon University
17:25 - 18:00    Closing Remarks