Stefanos Petrakis

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In this paper, we describe MLSA, a publicly available multi-layered reference corpus for German-language sentiment analysis. The construction of the corpus is based on the manual annotation of 270 German-language sentences considering three different layers of granularity. The sentence-layer annotation, as the most coarse-grained annotation, focuses on(More)
In the past, we have succesfully used machine learning approaches for sentiment analysis. In the course of those experiments, we observed that our machine learning method, although able to cope well with figurative language could not always reach a certain decision about the polarity orientation of sentences, yielding erroneous evaluations. We support the(More)
We introduce an explorative tool for affect analysis from texts. Rather than the full range of emotions, feelings, and sentiment, our system is currently restricted to the positive or negative polarity of phrases and sentences. It analyses the input texts with the aid of a affect lexicon that specifies among others the prior polarity (positive or negative)(More)
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