If well trained, computers can count emotions in texts. Is that so? And what about irony? See what Katerina Veselovska has to say about language, emotions and machine learning.

About the speaker

Kateřina Veselovská got her Ph.D. in computational linguistics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague. In her Ph.D. thesis, she surveys possibilities of automatic processing of emotions in written texts. She has been investigating emotions in both written and spoken language for a long time, combining both academic and industry career.

Except for applied sciences, she occasionally writes theatre reviews and takes part in theatrical performances. Also, she is one of the organizers of Šrámkova Sobotka, festival of Czech language and literature. Kateřina shares her emotions with her students at Linguistic applications seminar which she teaches at UK Prague and UP Olomouc. She believes she can recognize good and evil using statistical methods. Watch your tongue and mind your language data!

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