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Identifying Collocations for Recognizing Opinions

Janyce M. Wiebe, Theresa Wilson, and Matthew Bell


Subjectivity in natural language refers to aspects of language used to express opinions and evaluations (Banfield, 1982; Wiebe, 1994). There are numerous applications for which knowledge of subjectivity is relevant, including genre detection, information extraction, and information retrieval. This paper shows promising results for a straightforward method of identifying collocational clues of subjectivity, as well as evidence of the usefulness of these clues for recognizing opinionated documents.


Publication typeInproceedings
Published inProceedings of the ACL/EACL Workshop on Collocation
AddressToulouse, FR
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