Sixth Annual New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data Conference.
Friday, October 16, 2015, 8:30 am to
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 5:00 pm
NYU School of Law Event Space,
Paper presenters have been selected and notified. Thank you to all those who submitted.
Please feel free to reach out to Rebecca Liebe [firstname.lastname@example.org] with any questions.
The main purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers from social science, computer science and linguistics to investigate new approaches to utilizing text in (social) science research. Text has always been a valuable resource for research. However, recent developments in digital archiving as well as breakthroughs 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 and London School of Economics. Selection of participants and papers for the conferences is the responsibility of a team led by Arthur Spirling (Harvard/NYU) and Ken Benoit (LSE) and consists of Noah Smith (University of Washington), Justin Grimmer (Stanford) and Amber Boydstun (UC Davis)
This two-day invitation-only conference draws together scholars from many different universities and disciplines to discuss developments in text as data research. We anticipate that our conference budget will cover the airfare and hotel expenses of paper presenters and discussants, and hope that some funds will also be available to defray the costs for other attendees (see Conference Expenses for specific details).