Quantifying Chinese Happiness via Large-Scale Microblogging Data

  title={Quantifying Chinese Happiness via Large-Scale Microblogging Data},
  author={Chong Kuang and Zhiyuan Liu and Maosong Sun and Feng Yu and Pengfei Ma},
  journal={2014 11th Web Information System and Application Conference},
Happiness is an important indicator to measure our life satisfaction. Microblogging data can reflect users' living standards and psychological state. We build a large lexicon based on the PERMA lexicon and large-scale microblogging data on Sina Weibo by combining the PMI and distrabutional similarty method. Using this lexicon, we propose a method to calculate the happiness quantitatively based on PERMA theory. Experiments shows that our method achieve significant improvement compared with the… CONTINUE READING

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