Dissertation on sentiment analysis
Yesterday I defended my dissertation on sentiment analysis, actually entitled "Natural Language Processing techniques applied to speech technologies". The gist of this research is the automatic extraction of affective information from text in order to feed a speech enabled application with this particular human feature. For example, in a speech synthesis environment, the system would be directed by these affective tags in order to yield expressiveness in speech. Conversely, in a speech recognition environment, the system would enable dealing with the textual domain and refine its recognition capabilities. In all, this value-add should help improve the interface between humans and machines.
I'm very content because I got very interesting feedback from the examining board (and also because they gave it an excellent mark ;) I'm looking forward to publishing the results as soon as possible. Thanks to all who supported and advised me during these two years. Indeed.