Polarity of chinese emotion words: The construction of a polarity database based on singapore chinese speakers

Chin Loong Ng, Jingxia Lin, Yao Yao

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In this paper, we report a study of the polarity of Chinese emotion words. We conducted a large-scale polarity rating experiment with laymen speakers, and compiled a database of polarity ratings for Chinese emotion words based on these experimental results. The polarity ratings were also compared with previously reported polarity ratings, as well as related emotion word ratings such as emotion category and emotional intensity. The participants in the current study were all Singapore Chinese speakers, but the methodology and the current results will serve as an important reference for future research on sentiment analysis and emotion language in Chinese in a broader context.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Lexical Semantics - 17th Workshop, CLSW 2016, Revised Selected Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319495071
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 20 May 201622 May 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10085 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2016


  • Emotion polarity
  • Emotion word
  • Singapore Chinese

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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