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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

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Title: A hierarchical approach to mood classification in blogs
Author: Fazel Keshtkar
Institution: University of Ottawa
Author: Diana Inkpen
Institution: University of Ottawa
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Abstract: In this article, we explore the task of mood classification for blog postings. We propose a novel approach that uses the hierarchy of possible moods to achieve better results than a standard machine learning approach. We also show that using sentiment orientation features improves the performance of classification. We used the Livejournal blog corpus as a data set to train and evaluate our method. We present extensive error analysis and discuss the difficulty of the task.

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This article appears IN Natural Language Engineering Vol. 18, Issue 1, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .



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