Chinese Emotion Lexicon Developing via Multi-lingual Lexical Resources Integration
This paper proposes an automatic approach to build Chinese emotion lexicon based on WordNet-Affect which is a widely-used English emotion lexicon resource developed on WordNet. The approach consists of three steps, namely translation, filtering and extension. Initially, all English words in WordNet-Affect synsets are translated into Chinese words. Thereafter, with the help of Chinese synonyms dictionary (Tongyici Cilin), we build a bilingual undirected graph for each emotion category and propose a graph based algorithm to filter all non-emotion words introduced by translation procedure. Finally, the Chinese emotion lexicons are obtained by expanding their synonym words representing the similar emotion. The results show that the generated-lexicons is a reliable source for analyzing the emotions in Chinese text.
KeywordsEmotion lexicon development Emotion analysis Multi-lingual
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