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Title PotTS: The Potsdam Twitter Sentiment Corpus
Authors Uladzimir Sidarenka
Abstract In this paper, we introduce a novel comprehensive dataset of 7,992 German tweets, which were manually annotated by two human experts with fine-grained opinion relations. A rich annotation scheme used for this corpus includes such sentiment-relevant elements as opinion spans, their respective sources and targets, emotionally laden terms with their possible contextual negations and modifiers. Various inter-annotator agreement studies, which were carried out at different stages of work on these data (at the initial training phase, upon an adjudication step, and after the final annotation run), reveal that labeling evaluative judgements in microblogs is an inherently difficult task even for professional coders. These difficulties, however, can be alleviated by letting the annotators revise each other's decisions. Once rechecked, the experts can proceed with the annotation of further messages, staying at a fairly high level of agreement.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Emotion Recognition/Generation, Social Media Processing
Full paper PotTS: The Potsdam Twitter Sentiment Corpus
Bibtex @InProceedings{SIDARENKA16.97,
  author = {Uladzimir Sidarenka},
  title = {PotTS: The Potsdam Twitter Sentiment Corpus},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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