Paper: Whose Thumb Is It Anyway? Classifying Author Personality From Weblog Text

ACL ID P06-2081
Title Whose Thumb Is It Anyway? Classifying Author Personality From Weblog Text
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2006
Authors

We report initial results on the relatively novel task of automatic classification of author personality. Using a corpus of per- sonal weblogs, or ‘blogs’, we investigate the accuracy that can be achieved when classifying authors on four important per- sonality traits. We explore both binary and multiple classification, using differing sets of n-gram features. Results are promising for all four traits examined.