SUMMARY : Session O14- W Sentiments & Semantics


Title The Affective Weight of Lexicon
Authors C. Strapparava, A. Valitutti, O. Stock
Abstract This paper presents resources and functionalities for the recognition and selection of affective evaluative terms. An affective hierarchy as an extension of the WordNet-Affect lexical database was developed in the first place. The second phase was the development of a semantic similarity function, acquired automatically in an unsupervised way from a large corpus of texts, which allows us to put into relation concepts and emotional categories. The integration of the two components is a key element for several applications.
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