Affective Evaluation of Educational Lexicon in Spanish for Learning Systems

  • Samantha Jiménez
  • Reyes Juárez-Ramírez
  • Víctor H. Castillo
  • Alan Ramírez-Noriega
  • Sergio Inzunza
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 746)


In the last years, several educational systems integrate text-based affective feedback. However, the analysis of educational lexicon from the affective perspective is limited. Previous work classified words in three categories: positive, negative or neutral. For that reason, this work proposes the construction of an educational lexicon in the Spanish and the evaluation of its affectivity using the arousal-valence scale. The educational lexicon was setting up by the suggestions of 166 undergraduate students. Then another group of 185 undergraduate students evaluated each word/phrase in a valence and arousal scale. An analysis by student gender and personality was conducted. Also, a clusterization analysis was performed to categorize the words/phrases.



This research is supported by the Maestía y Doctorado en Ciencias e Ingeniería (MYDCI) program offerted by Facultad de Ciencias Químicas e Ingeniería attached to Universidad Autnoma de Baja California; and for the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologa (CONACYT) CVU 423373.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samantha Jiménez
    • 1
  • Reyes Juárez-Ramírez
    • 1
  • Víctor H. Castillo
    • 2
  • Alan Ramírez-Noriega
    • 1
  • Sergio Inzunza
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Autónoma de Baja CaliforniaMexicaliMexico
  2. 2.Universidad de ColimaColimaMexico

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