Paper: Acquiring a Dictionary of Emotion-Provoking Events

ACL ID E14-4025
Title Acquiring a Dictionary of Emotion-Provoking Events
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

This paper is concerned with the discov- ery and aggregation of events that provoke a particular emotion in the person who experiences them, or emotion-provoking events. We first describe the creation of a small manually-constructed dictionary of events through a survey of 30 subjects. Next, we describe first attempts at auto- matically acquiring and aggregating these events from web data, with a baseline from previous work and some simple extensions using seed expansion and clustering. Fi- nally, we propose several evaluation meas- ures for evaluating the automatically ac- quired events, and perform an evaluation of the effectiveness of automatic event ex- traction.