Paper: A Context-sensitive, Multi-faceted Model of Lexico-Conceptual Affect

ACL ID P12-2015
Title A Context-sensitive, Multi-faceted Model of Lexico-Conceptual Affect
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2012
Authors

A Context-sensitive, Multi-faceted model of Lexico-Conceptual Affect Tony Veale Web Science and Technology Division, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea. Tony.Veale@gmail.com Abstract Since we can ?spin? words and concepts to suit our affective needs, context is a major determinant of the perceived affect of a word or concept. We view this re-profiling as a selective emphasis or de-emphasis of the qualities that underpin our shared stere-otype of a concept or a word meaning, and construct our model of the affective lexicon accordingly. We show how a large body of affective stereotypes can be acquired from the web, and also show how these are used to create and interpret affective metaphors.