Analytics visionary Seth Grimes has released the speaker line-up for the fourth Sentiment Analysis Symposium, slated for May 8, 2012 in New York. Grimes states that with speakers and panelists from leading firms (including American Express, Fidelity Investments, Kraft Foods, the Red Cross, Thomson Reuters, and Yahoo), start-ups, and academia, the New York symposium will be the best yet.
The Sentiment Analysis Symposium bridges technology and business in one of the most exciting applications to emerge in recent years: software that discovers business value in opinions and attitudes in social media, news, and enterprise feedback. Keynotes kick off the morning sessions:
Prof. Jan Wiebe of the Univ of Pittsburgh is a sentiment-analysis pioneer. She will speak on Sentiment, Subjectivity, and Sense, providing a leading researcher's view of the state of sentiment, and where we're heading. Drinking from the Fire Hose authors Chris Frank (American Express) and Paul Magnone (Openet Telecom) are slated to tackle (working title) Emotional Versus Rational in Customer Decision Making.
Registration is online at www.sentimentsymposium.com/registration.html.
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The Sentiment Analysis Symposium series has drawn steadily growing numbers, from 95 attendees in April 2010 to 120 (capacity) in April 2011 to 154 in San Francisco last November. (Videos of the last two symposiums' presentations are online.) The symposium both builds on past success and aims to stay on the leading edge of sentiment technologies and applications. The symposium showcases ground-breaking sentiment-analysis applications and provides unique learning opportunities.
In addition to talks by Prof Jan Wiebe and a new presentation by Prof. Ronen Feldman of Hebrew University, who co-founded solution provider Digital Trowel - Feldman will speak on Unsupervised Learning: Insight in Business News, Medical Forums, and Public Filings - the symposium will once again have a half-day, day-before Practical Sentiment Analysis tutorial, on May 7, this year taught by Prof. Bing Liu, another sentiment/opinion-mining expert. Liu was featured in a January 26 New York Times article, For $2 a Star, an Online Retailer Gets 5-Star Product Reviews.