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ECONLP 2018 – 1st Workshop on Economics and Natural Language Processing

@ ACL 2018, Melbourne, Australia, July 20, 2018
ECONLP 2018 - Workshop Description V07, PDF 395KB, Update: 2018-07-05

Workshop Programme


Introduction to the ECONLP Workshop
Udo Hahn


Economic Event Detection in Company-Specific News Text
Gilles Jacobs, Els Lefever and Véronique Hoste


Causality Analysis of Twitter Sentiments and Stock Market Returns
Narges Tabari, Piyusha Biswas, Bhanu Praneeth, Armin Seyeditabari, Mirsad Hadzikadic and Wlodek Zadrozny


Morning Coffee Break


A Corpus of Corporate Annual and Social Responsibility Reports: 280 Million Tokens of Balanced Organizational Writing
Sebastian G.M. Händschke, Sven Buechel, Jan Goldenstein, Philipp Poschmann, Tinghui Duan, Peter Walgenbach and Udo Hahn


Word Embeddings-Based Uncertainty Detection in Financial Disclosures
Christoph Kilian Theil, Sanja Štajner and Heiner Stuckenschmidt


A Simple End-to-End Question Answering Model for Product Information
Tuan Lai, Trung Bui, Sheng Li and Nedim Lipka


Lunch Break


Sentence Classification for Investment Rules Detection
Youness Mansar and Sira Ferradans


Leveraging News Sentiment to Improve Microblog Sentiment Classification in the Financial Domain
Tobias Daudert, Paul Buitelaar and Sapna Negi


Implicit and Explicit Aspect Extraction in Financial Microblogs
Thomas Gaillat, Bernardo Stearns, Gopal Sridhar, Ross McDermott, Manel Zarrouk and Brian Davis


Unsupervised Word Influencer Networks from News Streams
Ananth Balashankar, Sunandan Chakraborty and Lakshminarayanan Subramanian


Afternoon Coffee Break


Discussion and Wrap-up


Poster Session - All of the Papers Presented at the Workshop


Organizer Institution E-Mail
Udo Hahn (chair) Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany
Ming-Feng Tsai National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Véronique Hoste Ghent University, Belgium
Program Comittee Institition E-Mail
Sven Buechel FSU Jena, Germany
Erik Cambria Nanyang Technological U, Singapore
Philipp Cimiano U Bielefeld, Germany
Xiao Ding Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Junwen Duan Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Flavius Frasincar Erasmus U Rotterdam,The Netherlands
Petr Hájek U Pardubice, Czech Republic
Allan Hanbury TU Wien, Austria
Pekka Malo Aalto U, Finland
Viktor Pekar U Birmingham, UK
Paul Rayson Lancaster U, UK
Samuel Rönnqvist Åbo Akademi U, Turku, Finland
Kiyoaki Shirai Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan
Padmini Srinivasan U of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
Chuan-Ju Wang Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Yue Zhang Singapore U of Technology and Design, Singapore


The workshop addresses the increasing relevance of natural language processing (NLP) for regional, national and international economy, both in terms of already launched language technology products and systems, as well as new methodologies and techniques emerging in interaction with the paradigm of Computational Social Science. The focus of the workshop is on the many ways, how NLP alters business relations and procedures, economic transactions, and the roles of human and computational actors involved in commercial activities.

Papers submitted to this workshop should address (not excluding other topic areas of relevance for the workshop theme):

Submission information

Two types of papers are solicited: Long papers (8 pages) should describe solid results with strong experimental, empirical or theoretical/formal backing, short papers (4 pages) should describe work in progress where preliminary results have already been worked out. Accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings. All papers are allowed unlimited but sensible pages for references. Final camera-ready versions will be allowed an additional page of content to address reviewers’ comments. All submissions should be in PDF format (using ACL 2018 style sheets for the main conference; see ACL 2018 style sheets at current CfP and made through the Softconf website set up for this workshop (softconf ACL2018 ECONLP).

Key Dates (several extensions)

Deadline for paper submission: 24 April 2018 (at 11:59 p.m., anywhere on Earth (UTC -12))

Notification of acceptance: 20 May 2018

Camera-ready version due: 3 June 2018

Workshop: 20 July 2018

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