Annotating expressions of appraisal in English

Read, Jonathon, Hope, David and Carroll, John (2007) Annotating expressions of appraisal in English. In: Linguistic Annotation Workshop at ACL'07, Prague, Czech Republic.

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The Appraisal framework is a theory of the language of evaluation, developed within the tradition of systemic functional linguistics. The framework describes a taxonomy of the types of language used to convey evaluation and position oneself with respect to the evaluations of other people. Accurate automatic recognition of these types of language can inform an analysis of document sentiment. This paper describes the preparation of test data for algorithms for automatic Appraisal analysis. The difficulty of the task is assessed by way of an inter-annotator agreement study, based on measures analogous to those used in the MUC-7 evaluation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Jonathon Lee Read
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:18
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2012 12:20
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