On October 11, CRETA member Roman Klinger gave a keynote talk titled Emotion Analysis: between Academia, Industry, Linguistics, Humanities, and Computer Science at the AI2Future unconference in Zagreb, Croatia.
Emotion analysis is a obvious extension to the popular task of sentiment analysis, however, methods and applications differ. In a first part of this talk, I provide a brief overview on the psychological background on emotions and their purpose and how this leads to challenges when they are estimated from text. I highlight open research questions and possible research directions. The second part is concerned with applications in a variety of areas: What can emotion analysis contribute to the humanities, for instance literary studies? Finally, I will briefly report on use-cases for emotion analysis in a text analysis platform for direct use by customers.
The slides can be downloaded here.