The Chinese Valence-Arousal Words (CVAW) is an affective lexicon containing 2,802 single words. Each word is manually annotated with a real-valued score for both valence and arousal dimensions. The valence represents the degree of positive and negative sentiment, and arousal represents 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.
CVAW 1.0 (1,653 words; released on May 2, 2016): An official training set used in the IALP 2016 Shared Task on Dimensional Sentiment Analysis for Chinese Words.
CVAW 2.0 (2,802 words; released on February 22, 2017): CVAW 1.0 plus the official test set used in the IALP 2016 Shared Task on Dimensional Sentiment Analysis for Chinese Words.
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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