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DOI: 10.4230/OASIcs.LDK.2021.9
URN: urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-145459
URL: https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/14545/
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Schmidt, Thomas ; Dennerlein, Katrin ; Wolff, Christian

Towards a Corpus of Historical German Plays with Emotion Annotations

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Abstract

In this paper, we present first work-in-progress annotation results of a project investigating computational methods of emotion analysis for historical German plays around 1800. We report on the development of an annotation scheme focussing on the annotation of emotions that are important from a literary studies perspective for this time span as well as on the annotation process we have developed. We annotate emotions expressed or attributed by characters of the plays in the written texts. The scheme consists of 13 hierarchically structured emotion concepts as well as the source (who experiences or attributes the emotion) and target (who or what is the emotion directed towards). We have conducted the annotation of five example plays of our corpus with two annotators per play and report on annotation distributions and agreement statistics. We were able to collect over 6,500 emotion annotations and identified a fair agreement for most concepts around a κ-value of 0.4. We discuss how we plan to improve annotator consistency and continue our work. The results also have implications for similar projects in the context of Digital Humanities.

BibTeX - Entry

@InProceedings{schmidt_et_al:OASIcs.LDK.2021.9,
  author =	{Schmidt, Thomas and Dennerlein, Katrin and Wolff, Christian},
  title =	{{Towards a Corpus of Historical German Plays with Emotion Annotations}},
  booktitle =	{3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021)},
  pages =	{9:1--9:11},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-199-3},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{93},
  editor =	{Gromann, Dagmar and S\'{e}rasset, Gilles and Declerck, Thierry and McCrae, John P. and Gracia, Jorge and Bosque-Gil, Julia and Bobillo, Fernando and Heinisch, Barbara},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{https://drops.dagstuhl.de/opus/volltexte/2021/14545},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-145459},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.LDK.2021.9},
  annote =	{Keywords: Emotion, Annotation, Digital Humanities, Computational Literary Studies, German Drama, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Analysis, Corpus}
}

Keywords: Emotion, Annotation, Digital Humanities, Computational Literary Studies, German Drama, Sentiment Analysis, Emotion Analysis, Corpus
Collection: 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021)
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 30.08.2021


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