Emotional Links between Structure and Content in Online Communications

  • Rafael E. Banchs
  • Andreas Kaltenbrunner
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8870)


This papers aims at studying the existence of links between the structure of online communications and the contents they are composed of. The study is conducted over two datasets of similar online discussion platforms in different languages: English and Spanish. As a result of our analysis, it is concluded that there are significant trends in the variation patterns observed over the emotional load of user generated contents that are associated to the different types of communication structures existing in the datasets. Moreover, the observed trends are quite similar for both of the studied languages, suggesting that such kind of emotional links between structure and content in online communications are language independent in nature.


online communications structure user generated content emotions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael E. Banchs
    • 1
  • Andreas Kaltenbrunner
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Infocomm ResearchHuman Language TechnologySingapore
  2. 2.Barcelona Media Innovation CentreSocial Media and InteractionBarcelonaSpain

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