Building Chinese affective resources in valence-arousal dimensions

Liang Chih Yu, Lung Hao Lee, Shuai Hao, Jin Wang, Yunchao He, Jun Hu, K. Robert Lai, Xuejie Zhang

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Abstract

An increasing amount of research has recently focused on representing affective states as continuous numerical values on multiple dimensions, such as the valence-arousal (VA) space. Compared to the categorical approach that represents affective states as several classes (e.g., positive and negative), the dimensional approach can provide more fine-grained sentiment analysis. However, affective resources with valence-arousal ratings are still very rare, especially for the Chinese language. Therefore, this study builds 1) an affective lexicon called Chinese valence-arousal words (CVAW) containing 1,653 words, and 2) an affective corpus called Chinese valence-arousal text (CVAT) containing 2,009 sentences extracted from web texts. To improve the annotation quality, a corpus cleanup procedure is used to remove outlier ratings and improper texts. Experiments using CVAW words to predict the VA ratings of the CVAT corpus show results comparable to those obtained using English affective resources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2016 - Proceedings of the Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages540-545
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781941643914
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event15th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 12 Jun 201617 Jun 2016

Publication series

Name2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2016 - Proceedings of the Conference

Conference

Conference15th Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period12/06/1617/06/16

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