Quotation Kusen, Ema, Cascavilla, Giuseppe, Figl, Kathrin, Conti, Mauro, Strembeck, Mark. 2017. 5th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud Workshops (FiCloudW). In Identifying Emotions in Social Media: Comparison of Word-emotion lexicons, Hrsg. Irfan Awan, Filipe Portela, Muhammad Younas, 132-137. Prague: IEEE.


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In recent years, emotions expressed in social media messages have become a vivid research topic due to their influence on the spread of misinformation and online radicalization over online social networks. Thus, it is important to correctly identify emotions in order to make inferences from social media messages. In this paper, we report on the performance of three publicly available word-emotion lexicons (NRC, DepecheMood, EmoSenticNet) over a set of Facebook and Twitter messages. To this end, we designed and implemented an algorithm that applies natural language processing (NLP) techniques along with a number of heuristics that reflect the way humans naturally assess emotions in written texts. In order to evaluate the appropriateness of the obtained emotion scores, we conducted a questionnaire-based survey with human raters. Our results show that there are noticeable differences between the performance of the lexicons as well as with respect to emotion scores the human raters provided in our survey.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title 5th International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud Workshops (FiCloudW)
Title of whole publication Identifying Emotions in Social Media: Comparison of Word-emotion lexicons
Editor Irfan Awan, Filipe Portela, Muhammad Younas
Page from 132
Page to 137
Location Prague
Publisher IEEE
Year 2017
ISBN 978-1-5386-3281-9

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Kusen, Ema (Details)
Figl, Kathrin (Former researcher)
Strembeck, Mark (Details)
External
Cascavilla, Giuseppe (University of Padua, Italy)
Conti, Mauro (University of Padua, Italy)
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Information Systems and New Media IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1108 Informatics (Details)
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