Claire Cardie

Cornell University computer science department

What were they thinking?

Finding and extracting opinions in the news


The accurate identification and interpretation of opinions is a critical step towards understanding the subjective language that comprises editorials, blogs, and even (purportedly factual) news articles. This talk will describe our research in the area of "sentiment analysis", focusing on the application of machine learning algorithms for the identification of opinion expressions and their attributes.  If all goes well, I will also show our methods in action via the opinion extraction and summarization system of





Claire Cardie is a Professor in the Computer Science department here at Cornell University, where she is also currently the Charles and Barbara Weiss Director of the Information Science program. She obtained her undergraduate degree from (the evil :)) Yale University (B.S., Computer Science) and then spent six years in industry before returning to graduate school to study artificial intelligence at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (PhD, Computer Science).


Cardie is a recipient of a National Science Foundation CAREER award, and has served elected terms as an executive committee member of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), as an executive council member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), and as secretary of the North American chapter of the ACL (NAACL).


B17 Upson Hall

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Refreshments at 3:45pm in the Upson 4th Floor Atrium

Computer Science


Fall 2008