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Affective lexicon creation for the greek language

Palogiannidi, E., Koutsakis, P., Losif, E. and Potamianos, A. (2016) Affective lexicon creation for the greek language. In: 10th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2016, 23 - 28 May 2016, Portorož, Slovenia



Starting from the English affective lexicon ANEW (Bradley and Lang, 1999a) we have created the first Greek affective lexicon. It contains human ratings for the three continuous affective dimensions of valence, arousal and dominance for 1034 words. The Greek affective lexicon is compared with affective lexica in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The lexicon is automatically expanded by selecting a small number of manually annotated words to bootstrap the process of estimating affective ratings of unknown words. We experimented with the parameters of the semantic-affective model in order to investigate their impact to its performance, which reaches 85% binary classification accuracy (positive vs. negative ratings). We share the Greek affective lexicon that consists of 1034 words and the automatically expanded Greek affective lexicon that contains 407K words.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
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