Inchoative state of emotions

Shan Wang, Chu-ren Huang

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This paper provided two linguistic evidences to identify the inchoation of emotions: kāishǐ 'begin' and (bù)qǐlái 'literally (not) stand up, meaning (not) begin to'. It collected and annotated the data in Sinica Corpus and Gigaword Corpus based on some guidelines. Compared to Chang et al. (2000), our results indicate that though in total Type A emotions (such as gāoxìng 'happy') outnumber Type B emotions (such as kuàilè 'joyful') in expressing inchoation (Chang et al. 2000); depression and sadness of Type B has a higher tendency of being inchoative. This research not only deepens the understanding to emotion, but also helps question-answering tasks in natural language processing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Lexical Semantics - 14th Workshop, CLSW 2013, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event14th Workshop on Chinese Lexical Semantics, CLSW 2013 - Zhengzhou, China
Duration: 10 May 201312 May 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume8229 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference14th Workshop on Chinese Lexical Semantics, CLSW 2013


  • corpus
  • emotion
  • inchoative state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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