The next Sentiment Analysis Symposium will take place March 5-6, 2014 in New York. Please visit the main symposium page to learn more and to register.


The Sentiment Analysis Symposium program for Tuesday, May 8, 2012 is outlined in the agenda that follows with links for presentations and videos available.

Morning Session -- Tuesday, May 8
8:30 am-8:40 am
Chair's Welcome: The Sentiment Spectrum
Seth Grimes, Alta Plana Corporation
8:40 am-9:20 am
Keynote: Sentiment, Subjectivity, and Sense
Jan Wiebe, University of Pittsburgh
9:20 am-9:50 am
Tween Pants Cut Too Low!! (or, Combine Survey Research & Social Monitoring to Discover the Unknown)
Carol Haney, Toluna
9:50 am-10:20 am
Forecasting Financial Market Response from News and Social Media Sentiment
Richard W. Brown, Thomson Reuters
10:20 am-10:40 am Break
10:40 am-11:10 am
Emotional Versus Rational in Customer Decision Making
Chris Frank, American Express, and Paul Magnone, Openet Telecom
11:10 am-11:40 am
A Multi-Channel Proposition: Customer Sentiment and (Much) More
Banafsheh Ghassemi, American Red Cross
11:40 am-11:50 am
How does that make you feel? Sentiment analysis in 2012
11:50 am-12 noon
Real Time Intelligence Solutions
Srini Bharadwaj, RAGE Frameworks
12 noon-12:20 pm
Lightning Talks (round 1)
12:20 pm-12:30 pm
Using Social Media Analytics Technology to Turn Measurable Social Insights Into Business Results
Wayne St. Amand, Crimson Hexagon
Lunch & Networking
12:30 pm-1:30 pm Lunch & Networking
Afternoon Session
1:30 pm-2:00 pm
Market Research Beyond Sentiment: Differentiating the Engaged and Pleased
Andera Gadeib, CEO, Dialego AG
2:00 pm-2:15 pm
Lightning Talks (round 2)
2:15 pm-3:00 pm
Presentations & Panel: User Perspectives
Moderator: Israel Mirsky, Porter Novelli
3:00 pm-3:15 pm
Sentiment in real world data, a collection of examples
Jeff Catlin, Lexalytics

The Social Cocktail: Mixing the Social Data That's Right for Your Business
Seth McGuire, Gnip
3:15 pm-3:35 pm Break
3:35 pm-4:05 pm
Perspectives: Crowdsourcing Times 3
4:05 pm-4:35 pm
Unsupervised Learning: Insight in Business News, Medical Forums, and Public Filings
Ronen Feldman, Hebrew University and Digital Trowel
4:35 pm-5:15 pm
Panel: Innovators & Innovation
Moderator: Carol Rozwell, Gartner
Leslie Barrett, The Ladders
Bing Liu, University of Illinois at Chicago
Romi Mahajan, Metavana
5:15 pm-6:30 pm Networking Reception

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