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Computing Attitude and Affect in Text Theory and Applications

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ISBN-10: 1402040261

ISBN-13: 9781402040269

Edition: 2006

Authors: James G. Shanahan, Yan Qu, Janyce Wiebe

List price: $199.99
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Human Language Technology (HLT) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) systems have typically focused on the "factual" aspect of content analysis. Other aspects, including pragmatics, opinion, and style, have received much less attention. However, to achieve an adequate understanding of a text, these aspects cannot be ignored. The chapters in this book address attitude, affect, and subjective opinion. Various conceptual models and computational methods are presented, including distinguishing attitudes from simple factual assertions; distinguishing between the authors reports from reports of other peoples opinions; and distinguishing between explicitly and implicitly stated attitudes. In…    
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List price: $199.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/22/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 341
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Contextual valence shifters
Conveying attitude with reported speech
Where attitudinal expressions get their attitude
Analysis of linguistic features associated with point of view for generating stylistically appropriate text
The subjectivity of lexical cohesion in text
A weighted referential activity dictionary
Certainty identification in texts : categorization model and manual tagging results
Evaluating an opinion annotation scheme using a new multi-perspective question and answer corpus
Validating the coverage of lexical resources for affect analysis and automatically classifying new words along semantic axes
A computational semantic lexicon of French verbs of emotion
Extracting opinion propositions and opinion holders using syntactic and lexical cues
Approaches for automatically tagging affect
Argumentative zoning for improved citation indexing
Politeness and bias in dialogue summarization : two exploratory studies
Generating more-positive and more-negative text
Identifying interpersonal distance using systemic features
Corpus-based study of scientific methodology : comparing the historical and experimental sciences
Argumentative zoning applied to critiquing novices' scientific abstracts
Using hedges to classify citations in scientific articles
Towards a robust metric of polarity
Characterizing buzz and sentiment in Internet sources : linguistic summaries and predictive behaviors
Good news or bad news? : let the market decide
Opinion polarity identification of movie reviews
Multi-document viewpoint summarization focused on facts, opinion and knowledge