We are pleased to inform you that our researcher Samia Touileb has been a secondary proposer to the OPINION COST Action, and she now serves on the management committee of the research network in question.
About COST and OPINION Action
Founded in 1971, the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is a funding organization for the creation of research networks, called COST Actions. Actions help connect research initiatives across Europe and beyond, and enable researchers and innovators to bring to life their ideas in any science and technology field. COST Actions are bottom-up, multi-stakeholder networks with a duration of four years that boost research, innovation and careers.
There are currently over 250 active COST actions.
The COST Action “What are Opinions? Integrating Theory and Methods for Automatically Analyzing Opinionated Communication” (OPINION) will establish the field of textual opinion research, a critical upgrade for the emerging field of computational communication science. For the first time bringing together researchers studying opinionated text across and beyond Europe, the Action aims to provide the much-needed conceptual grounding, methodological integration and training to significantly advance the use of computational methods for studying digital text. OPINION convenes early- and mid-career researchers from 30 European countries, Israel, Russia and the US, integrating cutting-edge expertise from different disciplines (notably, communication science, computational linguistics, IT) while networking the many, hitherto largely disconnected language communities of textual researchers. The Action will develop united conceptual foundations and research agendas, as well as versatile computational measurement strategies for the study of opinionated text, while advancing computational skills and building a community of computational textual opinion researchers.
You can learn more about the action here.
The Management Committee
The Management Committee is the main decision body of a COST Action. The committee established management structures according to COST rules, organizes working group, mitigates risks, and is responsible for collecting outcomes and ensure that aims are met.
The complete list of the OPINION COST Action Management Committee’s members can be found at the European Cooperation in Science & Technology’s website.