Emotions Evoked by Common Words and Phrases: Using Mechanical Turk to Create an Emotion Lexicon

@inproceedings{Mohammad2010EmotionsEB,
  title={Emotions Evoked by Common Words and Phrases: Using Mechanical Turk to Create an Emotion Lexicon},
  author={Saif M. Mohammad and Peter D. Turney},
  booktitle={HLT-NAACL 2010},
  year={2010}
}
Even though considerable attention has been given to semantic orientation of words and the creation of large polarity lexicons, research in emotion analysis has had to rely on limited and small emotion lexicons. In this paper, we show how we create a high-quality, moderate-sized emotion lexicon using Mechanical Turk. In addition to questions about emotions evoked by terms, we show how the inclusion of a word choice question can discourage malicious data entry, help identify instances where the… CONTINUE READING
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