For the Bay Area NLP Meetup (Natural Language Processing)
This talk is a tutorial summarizing useful methods for using dictionaries and related lexical features to compute affective and social meaning. I’ll define different kinds of social and affective meaning, introduce a number of useful dictionaries, and then give examples from domains like analyzing restaurant reviews and menus, predicting stocks,and detecting interpersonal style in dating.
Dan Jurafsky is a Professor at Stanford University and a MacArthur Fellow. NLP people will know him best as the author of "Speech and Language Processing", with James Martin.