Pattern-based emotion classification on social media

E. Tromp, M. Pechenizkiy

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Sentiment analysis can go beyond the typical granularity of polarity that assumes each text to be positive, negative or neural. Indeed, human emotions are much more diverse, and it is interesting to study how to define a more complete set of emotions and how to deduce these emotions from human-written messages. In this book chapter we argue that using Plutchik’s wheel of emotions model and a rule-based approach for emotion detection in text makes it a good framework for emotion classification on social media. We provide a detailed description of how to define rule-based patterns for Plutchik’s wheel emotion detection, how to learn them from the annotated social media and how to apply them for classifying emotions in the previously unseen texts. The results of the experimental study suggest that the described framework is promising and that it advances the current state-of-the-art in emotion detection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvaces in Social Media Research
EditorsM. Medhat Gaber, M. Cocea, N. Wiratunga, A. Goker
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages151
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-18457-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in Computational Intelligence


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