7th annual New Directions in Text as Data conference

Northeastern University

October 14 & 15

Learn more at http://www.northeastern.edu/textasdata2016/

Due to space constraints, attendance at the conference is limited. However we have a few spots available for members of the Northeastern community and area colleagues. If you are interested in attending, please emailtext.as.data.2016@gmail.com to find out if we have additional capacity.

The main purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers from the social sciences, computer science and linguistics to investigate new approaches to utilizing text in social science research. Text has always been a valuable resource for research, and recent developments in automatic language-processing methodologies from the fields of information retrieval, natural language processing, and machine learning are creating unprecedented opportunities for searching, categorizing, and extracting social science information from text.

Previous conferences took place at Harvard University, Northwestern University, the London School of Economics, and New York University. Selection of participants and papers for the conferences is the responsibility of a team led by Nick Beauchamp (Northeastern) and David Smith (Northeastern), along with Ken Benoit (LSE), Yejin Choi (University of Washington), and Arthur Spirling (NYU).
Learn more at http://www.northeastern.edu/textasdata2016/ and please feel free to forward this announcement to colleagues who may be interested. We will do our best to accommodate as many attendees as space constraints allow.