Paper: Multilingual Affect Polarity and Valence Prediction in Metaphor-Rich Texts

ACL ID P13-1067
Title Multilingual Affect Polarity and Valence Prediction in Metaphor-Rich Texts
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

Metaphor is an important way of convey- ing the affect of people, hence understand- ing how people use metaphors to convey affect is important for the communication between individuals and increases cohe- sion if the perceived affect of the con- crete example is the same for the two in- dividuals. Therefore, building computa- tional models that can automatically iden- tify the affect in metaphor-rich texts like ?The team captain is a rock.?, ?Time is money.?, ?My lawyer is a shark.? is an important challenging problem, which has been of great interest to the research com- munity. To solve this task, we have collected and manually annotated the affect of metaphor-rich texts for four languages. We present novel algorithms that integrate triggers for cognitive, affective, perceptual and socia...