An iterative emotion classification approach for microblogs

Ruifeng Xu, Zhaoyu Wang, Jun Xu, Junwen Chen, Qin Lu, Kam Fai Wong

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The typical emotion classification approach adopts one-step singlelabel classification using intra-sentence features such as unigrams, bigrams and emotion words. However, single-label classifier with intra-sentence features cannot ensure good performance for short microblogs text which has flexible expressions. Target to this problem, this paper proposes an iterative multi-label emotion classification approach for microblogs by incorporating intra-sentence features, as well as sentence and document contextual information. Based on the prediction of the base classifier with intra-sentence features, the iterative approach updates the prediction by further incorporating both sentence and document contextual information until the classification results converge. Experimental results obtained by three different multi-label classifiers on NLP & CC2013 Chinese microblog emotion classification bakeoff dataset demonstrates the effectiveness of our iterative emotion classification approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing - 16th International Conference, CICLing 2015, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319181165
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Event16th Annual Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, CICLing 2015 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 14 Apr 201520 Apr 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 Annual Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, CICLing 2015


  • Emotion Classification
  • Iterative Classification
  • Microblogs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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