A Linguistic Analysis of Implicit Emotions

  • Sophia Yat Mei Lee
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9332)


Emotions are found to be frequently expressed in implicit ways. However, most existing approaches solely deal with the emotions explicitly described using emotion-bearing words. This work aims to examine an important yet underdeveloped branch of emotion analysis, i.e. implicit emotion. By constructing and analyzing the Chinese emotion annotated corpus, we recognize the importance of implicit emotion analysis. We propose a list of linguistic cues, such as adjectives and adverbs, for implicit emotion detection in Chinese. It shows that adverbs, in particular, are of great value in detecting implicit emotions when no other cues are found in text, as some adverbs have obvious semantic orientations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina

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