My Academic Works

Herein you will find:


  • Radford, K., Lavrencic, L., Peters, R., Kiely, K., Hachey, B., Nowson, S., & Radford, W. (2018). Can adult mental health be predicted by childhood future-self narratives? Insights from the CLPsych 2018 Shared Task. In Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Keyboard to Clinic. New Orleans, LA. PDF
  • Liu, F., Perez, J. & Nowson, S. (2017) A Language-independent and Compositional Model for Personality Trait Recognition from Short Texts. In Proceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL), 2017. Valencia, Spain. PDF
  • Liu, F., Perez, J. & Nowson, S. (2016) A Recurrent and Compositional Model for Personality Trait Recognition from Short Texts. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Modeling of People's Opinions, Personality, and Emotions in Social Media (PEOPLES), in conjunction to COLing 2016. Osaka, Japan. PDF
  • Navindgi, A., Brun, C., Boulard Masson, C. & Nowson, S. (2016) Steps Toward Automatic Understanding of the Function of Affective Language in Support Groups. In the Proceedings of The 4th International Workshop on Natural Language Processing for Social Media (SocialNLP). In conjunction with Empirical Methods in Natural Language (EMNLP) 2016, Austin, TX. PDF
  • Mirkin, S., Nowson, S., Brun, C., & Perez, J. (2015) Motivating Personality-aware Machine Translation. In the Proceedings of the Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language (EMNLP) 2015, Lisbon, Portugal. Data PDF
  • Nowson, S., Perez, J., Brun, C., Mirkin, S. & Roux, C. (2015) XRCE Personal Language Analytics Engine for Multilingual Author Profiling - Notebook for PAN at CLEF 2015. In: Cappellato L., Ferro N., Gareth J. and San Juan E. (Eds) CLEF 2015 Labs and Workshops, Notebook Papers. PDF
  • Nowson, S. & Gill, A.J. (2014) Look! Who's Talking? Projection of Extraversion Across Different Social Contexts. In the Workshop on Computational Personality Recognition 2014 (WCPR14), Orlando, FL, USA. PDF
  • Whalen, J., Pexman, P., Gill, A.J. & Nowson, S. (2012). Nonliteral Language Use in Personal Blogs. Behaviour & Information Technology.
  • Iacobelli, F., Gill, A., Nowson, S. & Oberlander, J. (2011). Large Scale Personality Classification of Bloggers. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) 6975 LNCS (PART 2):568-577.
  • Nowson, S. (2009). Scary Movies Good, Scary Flights Bad: Topic Driven Feature Selection for Classification of Sentiment. In Proceedings of the 1st International CIKM Workshop on Topic-Sentiment Analysis for Mass Opinion Measurement (TSA09). Hong Kong, China. PDF
  • Iacobelli, F., Gill, A.J., Nowson, S. & Oberlander, J. (2009) Even Blogs in the Wild: Large Scale Personality Classification. In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse. Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Whalen, J., Pexman, P., Gill, A.J. & Nowson, S. (2009). The Use of Nonliteral Language Forms in Personal Blog Texts. Language & Social Interaction Session of The 59th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. Chicago, IL
  • Gill, A.J., Nowson, S. & Oberlander, J. (2009). What Are They Blogging About? Personality, Topic and Motivation in Blogs. In Proceedings of The Third International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. San Jose, CA. PDF
  • Whalen, J., Pexman, P., Gill, A.J. & Nowson, S. (2009). A Comparison of Irony Use in Two Computer-Mediated Contexts. Banff Annual Seminar In Cognitive Science (BASICS 2009). Banff, Canada.
  • Nowson, S. & Dale, R. (2007). Charting Democracy Across Parsers. In Proceedings of Australiasian Language Technology Workshop 2007. Melbourne, Australia. PDF
  • Gill, A.J., Nowson, S., & Oberlander, J. (2007). Personality and language structure in on-line and off-line communication. In Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse, Glasgow, UK, July 2007.
  • Nowson, S., & Oberlander, J. (2007). Identifying more bloggers: Towards large scale personality classification of personal weblogs. International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media. Boulder, Colorado. PDF
  • Nowson, S., & Oberlander, J. (2006). Differentiating document type and author personality from linguistic features. Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems, Vol 9, (2), 84--88. PDF
  • Oberlander, J. & Nowson, S. (2006). Whose thumb is it anyway? Classifying author personality from weblog text. In Proceedings of CoLing/ACL 2006, Sydney, Australia. PDF
  • Nowson, S. (2006). The Language of Weblogs: A study of genre and individual differences. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis. University of Edinburgh. PDF
  • Nowson, S. & Oberlander J. (2006). The Identity of Bloggers: Openness and gender in personal weblogs. Presented at AAAI Spring Symposium, Computational Approaches to Analysing Weblogs, Stanford University. PDF
  • Nowson, S., Oberlander, J., & Gill, A.J. (2005). Weblogs, Genres and Individual Differences. In Proceedings of The 27th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Stresa, Italy. PDF
  • Nowson, S. (2001). Being John Motson: Towards a computation model of football commentary. Unpublished Masters Dissertation, University of Edinburgh. PDF


  • Helping computers understand us: Machine learning for personality trait recognition, at Machine Learning Dublin. Dublin, Ireland. March 2017.
  • Language Use, Customer Context and the Customer Journey, at LT-Accelerate. Brussels, Belgium. November 2015.
  • Industry Session - The Australasian Language Technology Workshop (ALTW 2010). Melbourne, Australia. December 2010.
  • Technology Submission to the Internet Safety Technical Task Force. Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University. October 2008.
  • The Secret Language of Blogs: It's not WHAT you did, it's HOW you blogged it. Psychology Department, University of Texas, Austin. April 2007.
  • The Language of Weblogs: A study of genre and individual differences. A joint HAIL/SALS-SIG Seminar, CSIRO, Sydney, Australia. October 2006.

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