Emotion lexicon and its application: A study based on written texts

Jia Fei Hong*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Compared with other language forms, journalese, which is characterized as formal, serious, brief, and standard, in Chinese written texts, carries rich information using few words. Expressing textual meanings, especially personal emotions, by means of appropriate words is quite important in Chinese writing. In teaching Chinese writing, it is easier to compose appropriate texts if teachers and learners interpret emotion words through sense divisions, semantic features, related words, and collocations. This study aimed to build a Chinese emotion lexicon that distinguishes emotion expressions in contexts through the classification of semantic features, as well as provides information via related words and collocations. Moreover, this study applied the characteristics of Chinese emotion words to teach Chinese writing with the aim of improving learners’ writing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Lexical Semantics - 17th Workshop, CLSW 2016, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsMinghui Dong, Jingxia Lin, Xuri Tang
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783319495071
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2016 May 202016 May 22

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10085 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference17th Chinese Lexical Semantics Workshop, CLSW 2016


  • Chinese emotion words
  • Collocations
  • Semantic features
  • Teaching Chinese writing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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