Sentiment Analysis and Beyond in the Era of Enlarged Language Models

IJCAI 2023 Tutorial (August 20 PM)

DAMO Academy, Alibaba Group Nanyang Technological University University of Illinois at Chicago


In this tutorial, we aim to provide an in-depth exploration of the field of sentiment analysis (SA) and its evolution in the era of large language models (LLMs). We start with an overview of various SA tasks and methods, followed by a discussion on the latest frontiers of sentiment analysis research. Furthermore, we discuss the impact of large language models such as ChatGPT on sentiment analysis tasks and more generally, their ability to understand human emotions and affect. Finally, we highlight the remaining challenges and future directions of sentiment analysis research in the era of LLMs.


  • 14:00~14:10: Motivation & Introduction - Prof. Bing Liu
  • 14:10~14:50: From sentiment classification to ABSA - Dr. Wenxuan Zhang
  • 14:50~15:30: Sentiment analysis is the era of LLMs - Dr. Wenxuan Zhang
  • 15:30~16:00: Coffee break ☕️
  • 16:00~16:30: Beyond sentiment analysis - Prof. Erik Cambria
  • 16:30~17:15: Affective computing - Dr. Rui Mao
  • 17:15~17:30: Conclusions & Future Directions - Dr. Wenxuan Zhang

Suggested Reading List

  • Sentiment Analysis - Mining Opinions, Sentiments, and Emotions. Cambridge University Press 2015
  • Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg: Current Challenges and New Directions in Sentiment Analysis Research. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing
  • A Survey on Aspect-Based Sentiment Analysis: Tasks, Methods, and Challenges. IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering
  • Sentiment Analysis in the Era of Large Language Models: A Reality Check. CoRR abs/2305.15005
  • Is ChatGPT a Good Sentiment Analyzer? A Preliminary Study. CoRR abs/2304.04339
  • The Biases of Pre-Trained Language Models: An Empirical Study on Prompt-Based Sentiment Analysis and Emotion Detection. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.
  • MetaPro Online: A Computational Metaphor Processing Online System. ACL (demo) 2023


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