Paper: Dimensions of Subjectivity in Natural Language

ACL ID P08-2004
Title Dimensions of Subjectivity in Natural Language
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
  • Wei Chen (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA)

Current research in automatic subjectivity analysis deals with various kinds of subjec- tive statements involving human attitudes and emotions. While all of them are related to subjectivity, these statements usually touch on multiple dimensions such as non-objectivity1, uncertainty, vagueness, non-objective measur- ability, imprecision, and ambiguity, which are inherently different. This paper discusses the differences and relations of six dimensions of subjectivity. Conceptual and linguistic char- acteristics of each dimension will be demon- strated under different contexts.