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Text, Speech and Language Technology

Affective Computing and Sentiment Analysis

Emotion, Metaphor and Terminology

Editors: Ahmad, Khurshid (Ed.)

  • Intellectual Challenge: Research on sentiment analysis is rooted in the ancient arts of hermeneutics and linguistic philosophy
  • Academic Relevance: Sentiment analysis is exemplar qualitative analysis that has been automated
  • Semantic Web : Sentiment analysis is key to ‘intelligent’ search and retrieval especially in the mission critical area of surveillance and law & order
  • Financial Reward: Sentiment analysis is the missing link between fundamental analysis and technical analysis for financial markets
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This volume maps the watershed areas between two 'holy grails' of computer science: the identification and interpretation of affect – including sentiment and mood. The expression of sentiment and mood involves the use of metaphors, especially in emotive situations. Affect computing is rooted in hermeneutics, philosophy, political science and sociology, and is now a key area of research in computer science. The 24/7 news sites and blogs facilitate the expression and shaping of opinion locally and globally.  Sentiment analysis, based on text and data mining, is being used in the looking at news and blogs for purposes as diverse as: brand management, film reviews, financial market analysis and prediction, homeland security. There are systems that learn how sentiments are articulated.

This work draws on, and informs, research in fields as varied as artificial intelligence, especially reasoning and machine learning, corpus-based information extraction, linguistics, and psychology. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Understanding Metaphors: The Paradox of Unlike Things Compared

    Glucksberg, Sam

    Pages 1-12

  • Metaphor as Resource for the Conceptualisation and Expression of Emotion

    Goatly, Andrew

    Pages 13-25

  • The Deep Lexical Semantics of Emotions

    Hobbs, Jerry R. (et al.)

    Pages 27-34

  • Genericity and Metaphoricity Both Involve Sense Modulation

    Vogel, Carl

    Pages 35-51

  • Affect Transfer by Metaphor for an Intelligent Conversational Agent

    Wallington, Alan (et al.)

    Pages 53-66

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Hardcover $159.00
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Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3788-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Affective Computing and Sentiment Analysis
Book Subtitle
Emotion, Metaphor and Terminology
Editors
  • Khurshid Ahmad
Series Title
Text, Speech and Language Technology
Series Volume
45
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1757-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1757-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1756-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3788-4
Series ISSN
1386-291X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 150
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