Computing Attitude and Affect in Text: Theory and by Shanahan J.G., Qu Y., Wiebe J.

By Shanahan J.G., Qu Y., Wiebe J.

Human Language know-how (HLT) and usual Language Processing (NLP) platforms have in general concerned about the "factual" element of content material research. different points, together with pragmatics, opinion, and elegance, have got less awareness. notwithstanding, to accomplish an enough figuring out of a textual content, those points can't be ignored.The chapters during this e-book deal with perspective, impact, and subjective opinion. a number of conceptual versions and computational tools are provided, together with distinguishing attitudes from basic actual assertions; distinguishing among the authors experiences from studies of different peoples evaluations; and distinguishing among explicitly and implicitly acknowledged attitudes. additionally, many functions are defined that promise to learn from the power to appreciate attitudes and have an effect on, equivalent to indexing and retrieval of files via opinion; automated query answering approximately evaluations; research of sentiment within the media and in chat groups; examining patron discourse in remedy and counseling; making a choice on kinfolk among medical texts; producing extra acceptable texts; and growing writers aids. as well as English texts, the gathering contains reports of French, eastern, and Portuguese texts.The chapters during this booklet are prolonged and revised types of papers offered on the American organization for synthetic Intelligence (AAAI) Spring Symposium on Exploring angle and have an effect on in textual content, which came about in March 2004 at Stanford collage. The symposium, and the e-book which grew out it, represents a primary foray into this zone and a stability between conceptual types, computational tools, and functions.

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Adjectives, all New good high big federal american orange public great own long national former large local small same old free southern major young white political late real Adjective attributes “Clinton” early encouraging former standard actual agitated entire frequent gregarious high-ranking leaving longtime now-famous opportunistic outraged proposed real regular staunch underfunded constructions Adjective-noun constructions Adjective-noun to with any genitive attribute with genitive attribute “Clinton” X’s executive director X’s general fund X’s good friend X’s general manager X’s central bank X’s young brother X’s general plan X’s technical program X’s national championship X’s valuable player X’s close friend X’s advisory council X’s winless streak X’s Vietnamese community X’s super bowl X’s short story X’s Greek row X’s good player X’s athletic director Clinton’s white house Clinton’s strong commitment Clinton’s proposed alliance Clinton’s tough talk Clinton’s proposed reform Clinton’s prominent role Clinton’s political quagmire Clinton’s federal budget Clinton’s vehement response Clinton’s strong defense Figure 2.

Source-list(Republicans, Reporter Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, n, n, n, n)] [the Democrats are unfairly using Senate rules to erect a 60-vote hurdle. Source-list(Republicans, Reporter Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, n, h, n, n)] [the proposal, which also would create a new type of individual retirement account, was fraught with budget gimmickry that would lose billions of dollars in the long run. Source-list(Democrats, Reporter Jeffrey H. Birnbaum, n, n, n, n)] Figure 7. Potential belief spaces for the text of Figure 1 for an agent with no prior knowledge or beliefs.

Our aim is not to build a knowledge base, a lexical resource, or an ontology for the purposes of natural language processing. Our purpose is to understand how much information is couched in the form of linguistic expression and to explore and possibly expand the limits of processing that can be done using algorithmic rather than knowledge intensive methods. 24 WHERE ATTITUDINAL EXPRESSIONS GET THEIR ATTITUDE 2. Starting Points – Prototypical Attitudinal Expressions A prototypical attitudinal expression has three constituents: an attitude, a target for the attitude, and an expressor.

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