A linguistic analysis of implicit emotions

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Emotions are found to be frequently expressed in implicit ways. However, most existing approaches solely deal with the emotions explicitly described using emotion-bearing words. This work aims to examine an important yet underdeveloped branch of emotion analysis, i.e. implicit emotion. By constructing and analyzing the Chinese emotion annotated corpus, we recognize the importance of implicit emotion analysis. We propose a list of linguistic cues, such as adjectives and adverbs, for implicit emotion detection in Chinese. It shows that adverbs, in particular, are of great value in detecting implicit emotions when no other cues are found in text, as some adverbs have obvious semantic orientations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Lexical Semantics - 16th Workshop, CLSW 2015, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319271934
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event16th Workshop on Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2015 - Beijing, China
Duration: 9 May 201511 May 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th Workshop on Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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