Emotion intensities in tweets

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Journal titleComputer Science
Article numberarXiv:1708.03696
AbstractThis paper examines the task of detecting intensity of emotion from text. We create the first datasets of tweets annotated for anger, fear, joy, and sadness intensities. We use a technique called best--worst scaling (BWS) that improves annotation consistency and obtains reliable fine-grained scores. We show that emotion-word hashtags often impact emotion intensity, usually conveying a more intense emotion. Finally, we create a benchmark regression system and conduct experiments to determine: which features are useful for detecting emotion intensity, and, the extent to which two emotions are similar in terms of how they manifest in language.
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PublisherCornell University Library
AffiliationInformation and Communication Technologies; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NPARC number23002133
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Record created2017-08-24
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