Analyses of character emotions in dramatic works by using emolex unigrams

Yavuz, Mehmet Can (2021) Analyses of character emotions in dramatic works by using emolex unigrams. In: 7th Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics, CLiC-it 2020, Bologna, Italy

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In theatrical pieces, written language is the primary medium for establishing antagonisms. As one of the most important figures of renaissance, Shakespeare wrote characters which express themselves clearly. Thus, the emotional landscape of the plays can be revealed from the texts. It is important to analyze such landscapes for further demonstrating these structures. We use word-emotion association lexicon with eight basic emotions (anger, fear, anticipation, trust, surprise, sadness, joy, and disgust) and two sentiments (negative and positive). By using this lexicon, the emotional state of each character is represented in 10 dimensional space and mapped onto a plane. This principle axes planes position each character relatively. Additionally, tempora-emotional evaluation of each play is graphed. We conclude that the protagonist and the antagonist have different emotional states from the rest and these two emotionally oppose each other. Temporal-Emotional timeline of the plays are meaningful to have a better insight into the tragedies.
Item Type: Papers in Conference Proceedings
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Depositing User: Mehmet Can Yavuz
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2023 12:56
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2023 12:56

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