Reader Perspective Emotion Analysis in Text through Ensemble based Multi-Label Classification Framework

Plaban Kumar Bhowmick


Multiple emotions are often triggered in readers in response to text stimuli like news article. In this paper, we present a novel method for classifying news sentences into multiple emotion categories using an ensemble based multi-label classification technique called RAKEL. The emotion data consists of 1305 news sentences and the emotion classes considered are disgust, fear, happiness and sadness. Words are the most obvious choice as feature for emotion recognition. In addition to that we have introduced two novel feature sets: polarity of subject, verb and object of the sentences and semantic frames. Experiments concerning the comparison of features revealed that semantic frame feature combined with polarity based feature performs best in emotion classification. Experiments on feature selection over word and semantic frame features have been performed in order to handle feature sparseness problem. In both word and semantic frame feature, improvements in the overall performance have been observed after optimal feature selection.

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