Mexican Spanish Affective Dictionary

  • Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón
  • Luis Casillas
  • Graciela Lara
  • Mario Jiménez
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 745)


In the study of Affective Computing, the lexicon-based approach represents a useful mechanism that consists on using rated words to understand their affective role in a conversation. One of the most used lists of affectively rated words is the Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW), which evaluates the dimensions of pleasure, arousal and dominance for the English language. This list has been translated for other languages such as German or Spanish with effective results; however, there is not an affective lexicon for Mexican Spanish, rated by Mexicans. Based on the ANEW methodology, but using the most frequently words in Mexican Spanish language, similar to emoticons figures for the evaluation and an ad hoc app to collect the data, a list with means and standard deviation for Mexican Spanish words was obtained. Results and main differences with the ANEW study are here discussed.


Emotional rating Affective Computing Lexicon-based approach ANEW 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adriana Peña Pérez Negrón
    • 1
  • Luis Casillas
    • 1
  • Graciela Lara
    • 1
  • Mario Jiménez
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science Department, CUCEIUniversidad de GuadalajaraGuadalajaraMexico

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