TASS: Workshop on Semantic Analysis at SEPLN

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TASS Dataset Research/Non Commercial License Agreement

This license is signed between the undersigned user/user group and MeaningCloud Europe (Spain), acting on behalf of the organizing committee of the TASS workshop for sentiment analysis and online reputation analysis focused on Spanish, which also includes SINAI group at University of Jaén (Spain).

1. Description of Data

The TASS Dataset is a corpus of texts (mainly tweets) in Spanish tagged for Sentiment Analysis related tasks. It is divided into several subsets created for the various tasks proposed in the different editions through the years. All the information on these datasets can be found in the TASS website at http://tass.sepln.org/

The Dataset is disclosed on a voluntary basis by the concerned persons. The Dataset contains the actual data as well as any derivative work, products or services based on all or part of the data. All data contained within the Dataset have been collected and processed in accordance with the laws applicable in Spain.

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All publications that report on research that use the Dataset will acknowledge this by referring one of the following publications:

  • Villena-Román, J., Lana-Serrano, S., Martínez-Cámara, E., González-Cristobal, J.C. (2013). TASS - Workshop on Sentiment Analysis at SEPLN. Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, 50. http://journal.sepln.org/sepln/ojs/ojs/index.php/pln/article/view/4657
  • Villena-Román, J., García-Morera, J., Lana-Serrano, S., González-Cristóbal, J.C. (2014). TASS 2013 - A Second Step in Reputation Analysis in Spanish. Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural,52. http://journal.sepln.org/sepln/ojs/ojs/index.php/pln/article/view/4901
  • Villena-Román, J., Martínez-Cámara, E., García-Morera, J. Jiménez-Zafra, S. (2015). TASS 2014 - The Challenge of Aspect-based Sentiment Analysis. Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, 54. http://journal.sepln.org/sepln/ojs/ojs/index.php/pln/article/view/5095
  • Martínez-Cámara, E., García-Cumbreras, M.A., Villena-Román, J., García-Morera, J. (2016). TASS 2015 - The Evolution of the Spanish Opinion Mining Systems. Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural, 56. http://journal.sepln.org/sepln/ojs/ojs/index.php/pln/article/view/5284

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