Positivity of the English Language

@article{Kloumann2012PositivityOT,
  title={Positivity of the English Language},
  author={Isabel M. Kloumann and Christopher M. Danforth and Kameron Decker Harris and Catherine A. Bliss and Peter Sheridan Dodds},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2012},
  volume={7}
}
Over the last million years, human language has emerged and evolved as a fundamental instrument of social communication and semiotic representation. People use language in part to convey emotional information, leading to the central and contingent questions: (1) What is the emotional spectrum of natural language? and (2) Are natural languages neutrally, positively, or negatively biased? Here, we report that the human-perceived positivity of over 10,000 of the most frequently used English words… Expand
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