Opinion Mining on a German Corpus of a Media Response Analysis

  • Thomas Scholz
  • Stefan Conrad
  • Lutz Hillekamps
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7499)


This contribution introduces a new corpus of a German Media Response Analysis called the pressrelations dataset which can be used in several tasks of Opinion Mining: Sentiment Analysis, Opinion Extraction and the determination of viewpoints. Professional Media Analysts created a corpus of 617 documents which contains 1,521 statements. The statements are annotated with a tonality (positive, neutral, negative) and two different viewpoints. In our experiments, we perform sentiment classifications by machine learning techniques which are based on different methods to calculate tonality.


Corpora and Language Resources Media Response Analysis Sentiment Analysis Opinion Extraction Viewpoint Determination 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Scholz
    • 1
  • Stefan Conrad
    • 1
  • Lutz Hillekamps
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Computer ScienceHeinrich-Heine-UniversityDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Editorial Department & Media AnalysispressrelationsDüsseldorfGermany

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