Paper: Why Are They Excited? Identifying And Explaining Spikes In Blog Mood Levels

ACL ID E06-2031
Title Why Are They Excited? Identifying And Explaining Spikes In Blog Mood Levels
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2006
Authors

We describe a method for discovering ir- regularities in temporal mood patterns ap- pearing in a large corpus of blog posts, and labeling them with a natural language explanation. Simple techniques based on comparing corpus frequencies, coupled with large quantities of data, are shown to be effective for identifying the events un- derlying changes in global moods.