University of Oxford Logo University of OxfordDepartment of Computer Science - Home

Karo Moilanen

Personal photo - Karo Moilanen
Karo Moilanen
Visiting Academic
karo dot moilanen at cs dot ox dot ac dot uk

Room 412, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD


My research is centered around textual sentiment analysis.

In a computational context, sentiment (cf. emotion, affect, tone, opinion, private state, speculation, evaluation, appraisal, attitude, attitudinal meaning, bias, colouring, connotation, slanting, stance, amongst others) refers to the enormously rich subjective metacontent that lies beyond the purely objective (or factual, logical, neutral) dimensions of language.

Linguistics. The primary linguistic focus of my research is on

    * fine-grained sentiment expressions at the word, entity, phrase, and sentence levels
    * sentiment with respect to lexical semantics, morphology, grammar, and compositional semantics
    * affective commonsense

Computational Linguistics / Natural Language Processing. Computationally, I aim at combining the above with

    * deep parsing
    * phrase chunking
    * Named Entity Recognition
    * Word Sense Disambiguation


Personal page

Selected Publications

View all

Manage publications

Packed Feelings and Ordered Sentiments: Sentiment Parsing with Quasi−compositional Polarity Sequencing and Compression

Karo Moilanen‚ Stephen Pulman and Yue Zhang

In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity and Sentiment Analysis (WASSA 2010) at the 19th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI 2010). Pages 36–43. , 2010.

Leveraging Textual Sentiment Analysis with Social Network Modelling: Sentiment Analysis of Political Blogs in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election

Multi−entity Sentiment Scoring

Karo Moilanen and Stephen Pulman

In Proceedings of Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing (RANLP 2009). Pages 258–263. , 2009.




Completed Projects