Introduction

The Chinese valence-arousal words (CVAW) consists of 2,802 affective words annotated with valence-arousal ratings annotated by five annotators. The dimension of valence refers to the degree of positive and negative sentiment, whereas the dimension of arousal refers to the degree of calm and excitement. Both dimensions range from 1 (highly negative or calm) to 9 (highly positive or excited). The scatter plot of the CVAW is shown below.




Format

No. Word Valence_Mean Valence_SD Arousal_Mean Arousal_SD Frequency
286 乏味 3.4 0.800 3.0 1.414 25
559 放鬆 6.2 0.748 2.0 0.894 78
983 勝利 7.8 0.748 7.2 1.166 174
1099 痛苦 2.4 0.490 6.8 0.748 369

  • Valence/Arousal_Mean/SD: Mean and standard deviation of the valence/arousal ratings for each word obtained from the five annotators.
  • Frequency: Word frequency retrieved from the Sinica Corpus 4.0.

  • Download

    Click here to download CVAW 1.0 (1,653 words; released 2 May 2016).

    Click here to download CVAW 2.0 (2,802 words (including CVAW 1.0); released 22 February 2017).


    Reference

    Liang-Chih Yu, Lung-Hao Lee, Shuai Hao, Jin Wang, Yunchao He, Jun Hu, K. Robert Lai, and Xuejie Zhang. 2016. Building Chinese affective resources in valence-arousal dimensions. In Proceedings of NAACL/HLT-16, pages 540-545.


    Contact

    Liang-Chih Yu

    Associate Professor

    Department of Information Management, Yuan Ze University

    lcyu@saturn.yzu.edu.tw