“Vreselijk mooi!” (terribly beautiful): A Subjectivity Lexicon for Dutch Adjectives.
|Title||“Vreselijk mooi!” (terribly beautiful): A Subjectivity Lexicon for Dutch Adjectives.|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||De Smedt, T., & Daelemans W.|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)|
We present a new open source subjectivity lexicon for Dutch adjectives. The lexicon is a dictionary of 1,100 adjectives that occur frequently in online product reviews, manually annotated with polarity strength, subjectivity and intensity, for each word sense. We discuss two machine learning methods (using distributional extraction and synset relations) to automatically expand the lexicon to 5,500 words. We evaluate the lexicon by comparing it to the user-given star rating of online product reviews. We show promising results in both in-domain and cross-domain evaluation. The lexicon is publicly available as part of the PATTERN software package (http://www.clips.ua.ac.be/pages/pattern).