Building a Sentiment Lexicon for Swedish

Bianka Nusko
Dept of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Nina Tahmasebi
Språkbanken, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Olof Mogren
Dept of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

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Ingår i: Digital Humanities 2016. From Digitization to Knowledge 2016: Resources and Methods for Semantic Processing of Digital Works/Texts, Proceedings of the Workshop, July 11, 2016, Krakow, Poland

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 126:6, s. 32--37

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Publicerad: 2016-07-08

ISBN: 978-91-7685-733-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


In this paper we will present our ongoing project to build and evaluate a sentiment lexicon for Swedish. Our main resource is SALDO, a lexical resource of modern Swedish developed at Språkbanken, University of Gothenburg. Using a semi-supervised approach, we expand a manually chosen set of six core words using parent-child relations based on the semantic network structure of SALDO. At its current stage the lexicon consists of 175 seeds, 633 children, and 1319 grandchildren.


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