Automatic Dream Sentiment Analysis

Nadeau, David and Sabourin, Catherine and De Koninck, Joseph and Matwin, Stan and Turney, Peter D. (2006) Automatic Dream Sentiment Analysis. [Conference Poster]

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In this position paper, we propose a first step toward automatic analysis of sentiments in dreams. 100 dreams were sampled from a dream bank created for a normative study of dreams. Two human judges assigned a score to describe dream sentiments. We ran four baseline algorithms in an attempt to automate the rating of sentiments in dreams. Particularly, we compared the General Inquirer (GI) tool, the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC), a weighted version of the GI lexicon and of the HM lexicon and a standard bag-of-words. We show that machine learning allows automating the human judgment with accuracy superior to majority class choice.

Item Type:Conference Poster
Keywords:dream analysis, sentiment analysis
Subjects:Computer Science > Language
Computer Science > Artificial Intelligence
ID Code:5030
Deposited By: Nadeau, David
Deposited On:01 Aug 2006
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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