Emotion Ontology Construction from Chinese Knowledge

  • Peilin Jiang
  • Fei Wang
  • Fuji Ren
  • Nanning Zheng
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7181)


To understand emotion and make machine emotion is one of the goals of affective computing. In order to recognize one’s intention from the communication, both the meaning and the emotion are necessary to be interpreted correctly. But until now the study of fine-grained theory of emotion to describe inter-relationship of mental states is still full of challenges. In this paper, an emotion ontology from Chinese dictionary is semi-automatically created for human machine interaction. The proposed method of construction of emotion ontology includes affective word annotation and emotion predicate hierarchy extraction. Firstly, over 7,000 common affective words have been manually labeled as affective with their detailed explanations and been collected for an affective lexicon, then the consistent relationships in the affective lexicon are automatically parsed and a serial of emotion hierarchical structures are built up. More than 50 affective categories are extracted and about 5,000 nouns and adjectives, 2,000 verbs are categorized into the predicate hierarchy.


Sentiment Analysis Basic Emotion Emotion Category Semantic Role Lexical Knowledge 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peilin Jiang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Fei Wang
    • 1
  • Fuji Ren
    • 2
  • Nanning Zheng
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsXi’an Jiaotong UniversityXi’anChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of Advanced Technology and ScienceThe University of TokushimaTokushimaJapan

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