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.
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).
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.
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