Lexicon Adaptation for Spanish Emotion Mining

Flor Miriam Plaza-del-Arco,, María Dolores Molina-González,, Salud María Jiménez-Zafra, M. Teresa Martín-Valdivia


Emotion mining is an emerging task that is still at a first stage of research. Most of the existing works and resources focus on English, but there are other languages, such as Spanish, whose presence on the Internet is greater every day. In WASSA-2017 Shared Task on Emotion Intensity, it was found that the best systems included features from affect lexicons. This fact combined with the scarcity of resources in Spanish, led us to build a new Spanish lexicon that has been tested over the dataset released at SemEval 2018 Task 1. Moreover, it has been compared with the unique emotion intensity lexicon existing in Spanish, SEL lexicon, and it has shown the difficulty of the task and the importance of continuing working on the development of resources.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26342/2018-61-13