Bootstrapping polar-opposite emotion dimensions from online reviews

Luwen Huangfu, Mihai Surdeanu

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Abstract

We propose a novel bootstrapping approach for the acquisition of lexicons from unannotated, informal online texts (in our case, Yelp reviews) for polar-opposite emotion dimension values from the Ortony/Clore/Collins model of emotions (e.g., desirable/undesirable). Our approach mitigates the intrinsic problem of limited supervision in bootstrapping with an effective strategy that softly labels unlabeled terms, which are then used to better estimate the quality of extraction patterns. Further, we propose multiple solutions to control for semantic drift by taking advantage of the polarity of the categories to be learned (e.g., praiseworthy vs. blameworthy). Experimental results demonstrate that our algorithm achieves considerably better performance than several baselines.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
EditorsHitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Stelios Piperidis, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Koiti Hasida, Helene Mazo, Khalid Choukri, Sara Goggi, Joseph Mariani, Asuncion Moreno, Nicoletta Calzolari, Jan Odijk, Takenobu Tokunaga
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages613-618
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9791095546009
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: May 7 2018May 12 2018

Other

Other11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018
CountryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period5/7/185/12/18

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emotion
supervision
semantics
performance
Values
Emotion
Bootstrapping
Supervision
Lexicon
Polarity
Online Texts
Intrinsic

Keywords

  • Bootstrapping
  • Limited supervision
  • Semantic drift

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Language and Linguistics

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Huangfu, L., & Surdeanu, M. (2019). Bootstrapping polar-opposite emotion dimensions from online reviews. In H. Isahara, B. Maegaard, S. Piperidis, C. Cieri, T. Declerck, K. Hasida, H. Mazo, K. Choukri, S. Goggi, J. Mariani, A. Moreno, N. Calzolari, J. Odijk, ... T. Tokunaga (Eds.), LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (pp. 613-618). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).

Bootstrapping polar-opposite emotion dimensions from online reviews. / Huangfu, Luwen; Surdeanu, Mihai.

LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. ed. / Hitoshi Isahara; Bente Maegaard; Stelios Piperidis; Christopher Cieri; Thierry Declerck; Koiti Hasida; Helene Mazo; Khalid Choukri; Sara Goggi; Joseph Mariani; Asuncion Moreno; Nicoletta Calzolari; Jan Odijk; Takenobu Tokunaga. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2019. p. 613-618.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Huangfu, L & Surdeanu, M 2019, Bootstrapping polar-opposite emotion dimensions from online reviews. in H Isahara, B Maegaard, S Piperidis, C Cieri, T Declerck, K Hasida, H Mazo, K Choukri, S Goggi, J Mariani, A Moreno, N Calzolari, J Odijk & T Tokunaga (eds), LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), pp. 613-618, 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2018, Miyazaki, Japan, 5/7/18.
Huangfu L, Surdeanu M. Bootstrapping polar-opposite emotion dimensions from online reviews. In Isahara H, Maegaard B, Piperidis S, Cieri C, Declerck T, Hasida K, Mazo H, Choukri K, Goggi S, Mariani J, Moreno A, Calzolari N, Odijk J, Tokunaga T, editors, LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. European Language Resources Association (ELRA). 2019. p. 613-618
Huangfu, Luwen ; Surdeanu, Mihai. / Bootstrapping polar-opposite emotion dimensions from online reviews. LREC 2018 - 11th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. editor / Hitoshi Isahara ; Bente Maegaard ; Stelios Piperidis ; Christopher Cieri ; Thierry Declerck ; Koiti Hasida ; Helene Mazo ; Khalid Choukri ; Sara Goggi ; Joseph Mariani ; Asuncion Moreno ; Nicoletta Calzolari ; Jan Odijk ; Takenobu Tokunaga. European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2019. pp. 613-618
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