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Personality Recognition consists in the automatic classification of authors’ personality traits, that can be compared against gold standard annotation obtained by means of the big5 personality test.
In recent years the interest of the scientific community towards Personality Recognition has grown incredibly, since the application of Personality Recognition proved to be a valuable resource in Social Network Analysis and Social Computing.
Despite there are a growing number of works in Personality Recognition, it is still very difficult to say what is the state-of-the-art, because almost all the scholars working in the field used different datasets and evaluation measures.
In the Workshop on Computational Personality Recognition (Shared Task) we are going to run a shared task that will allow participants to compare the results of their systems on a common benchmark. We do not want to focus just on performance, but rather on discovering which feature sets, resources and learning techniques are useful in the extraction of personality from text. The workshop will be held in Boston on July 11 2013, in conjunction with ICWSM. Organizers are going to let the data available as a benchmark for future experiments, after the shared task.

Topics and Task Description

The Workshop on Computational Personality Recognition (Shared Task) invites contributions from researchers or teams working in:
-Data Mining,
-Computational Psychology,
-Natural Language Processing,
-Social Network Analysis,
-Sentiment Analysis,
-Deception Detection,
-Information Extraction,
-Human-Computer Interaction,
-Authorship Attribution
and any other related area.

Organizers provide two gold standard labelled datasets (released on Feb 1st, 2013):

  1. About 10000 Facebook status updates of 250 users, plus Facebook network properties (including network size, betweenness centrality, density and transitivity) labelled with personality, produced by Celli, Pianesi, Stillwell & Kosinski, 2013. :!: **NOTE: mypersonality dataset has been updated on feb, 15, 2013. if you downloaded it before that date please download it again. If you are going to use the dataset please cite Celli F., Pianesi F., Stillwell D., Kosinski M. (2013) Workshop on Computational Personality Recognition (Shared Task). In Proceedings of WCPR13, in conjunction with ICWSM-13.

Contributors are required to:

  • use at least one of the datasets provided by the organizers for their experiments (more info in the task;
  • provide the files used for the experiments;
  • submit a short paper (max. 4 pages, including references) reporting all the information about features, resources and techniques used in the experiments, and discussing results.

Organizers warmly invite contributors working in Personality Recognition to test their systems on the datasets released. Other researchers or teams that wish to use the datasets for the tasks listed above are more than welcome.
The Programme committee will evaluate and select the papers for publication on the basis of clarity, correctness, meaningful comparison, significance, soundness and replicability. Negative results will be considered as important as positive results.
Selected papers will be published in the workshop proceedings and will be presented as posters at the workshop.
All papers must be anonymous and follow AAAI formatting guidelines. Papers must be sent to no later than March 20th, 2013 (deadline extended).
The Workshop will take place in a half day on July 11th, 2013 and will include a presentation talk, invited talks, a poster session and a panel discussion, open to contributors, organizers and attendees.

Important Dates

January 21th, 2013: first call for participation
January 28th, 2013: second call for participation
February 1st, 2013: data release
March 20th, 2013: paper due date (extended deadline)
March 25th, 2013: notification of acceptance
March 29th, 2013: camera-ready deadline
July 11th, 2013: Workshop.

Selected Papers


  • Celli F., Pianesi F., Stillwell D. and Kosinski M. Workshop on Computational Personality Recognition (Shared Task) pdf


  • Verhoeven B., Daelemans W. and De Smedt T. Ensemble Methods for Personality Recognition pdf
  • Farnadi G., Zoghbi S., Moens M.F. and De Cock M. Recognising Personality Traits using Facebook Status Updates pdf
  • Tomlinson T.M., Hinote D. and Bracewell D.B. Predicting Conscientiousness through Semantic Analysis of Facebook Posts pdf
  • Markovikj D, Gievska S., Kosinski M. and Stillwell D. Mining Facebook Data for Predictive Personality Modeling pdf
  • Alam F., Stepanov Evgeny A. and Riccardi G. Personality Traits Recognition on Social Network - Facebook pdf
  • Mohammad S. and Kiritchenko S. Using Nuances of Emotion to Identify Personality pdf
  • Appling D.S. Briscoe E.J., Hayes H. and Mappus R.L. Towards Automated Personality Identification using Speech Acts pdf
  • Iacobelli F. and Culotta A. Too Neurotic, not too Friendly: Structured Personality Classification on Textual Data pdf

Workshop Schedule

9:00am - 9:30am > François Mairesse (keynote speaker) From Personality Recognition to User Modeling: Moving Towards Task-Based Evaluation slides
9:30am - 10:00am > Daniel Gatica-Perez (keynote speaker) Big-Five in 100 million pixels: inferring personality in social video slides
10:00am - 10:30am > Fabio Celli (organizer) WCPR13: results and next challenges slides
10:30am - 10:45am > Break
10:45am - 11:30am > Poster Session
11:45am - 12:00am > Dejan Markovikj (via skype) Mining Facebook data for predictive personality modeling slides
12:00am - 12:30pm > Panel Discussion

Programme Committee

François Mairesse. Nuance Communications.
Cindy Chung. University of Texas, Austin.
Gianluca Lebani. University of Trento.
Bruno Lepri. Massachussetts Institute of Technology.
Ailbhe Finnerty. Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
Tommaso Fornaciari. University of Trento.
Marco Milano. Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
Scott Nowson. Xerox Research Centre Europe.
Luca Rossi. University of Urbino.
Kyriaki Kalimeri. Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
Francesca Bonin. Trinity College Dublin.
Matthias Mehl. University of Arizona.
Elia Bruni. University of Trento.
Daniel Gatica-Perez. Polytechnique de Lausanne.
Alastair Gill. King's College, London.

Task Organizers

Fabio Celli, Center for Mind and Brain Sciences, University of Trento.
Fabio Pianesi Fondazione Bruno Kessler.
David Stillwell, Psychometrics Centre, University of Cambridge.
Michal Kosinski, Stanford University.

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wcpr13.txt · Last modified: 2016/11/07 20:47 by Michal Kosinski