[Corpora-List] MLSA Corpus for German Sentiment Analysis, Official Release

synergy at sentimental.li synergy at sentimental.li
Tue May 22 15:38:44 CEST 2012

Dear corpora-list members,

The Interest Group on German Sentiment Analysis (IGGSA) is pleased to announce the public release of the Multi-layered Reference Corpus for German Sentiment Analysis (MLSA). The resource is as of now publicly available under the CC's 'Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported' License. You can obtain it from http://iggsa.sentimental.li/.

MLSA is a publicly available multi-layered reference corpus for German-language sentiment analysis. The construction of the corpus is based on the manual annotation of 270 German-language sentences considering three different layers of granularity. The sentence-layer annotation, as the most coarse-grained annotation, focuses on aspects of objectivity, subjectivity and the overall polarity of the respective sentences. Layer 2 is concerned with polarity on the word- and phrase-level, annotating both subjective and factual language. The annotations on Layer 3 focus on the expression-level, denoting frames of private states such as objective and direct speech events. These three layers and their respective annotations are intended to be fully independent of each other. At the same time, exploring for and discovering interactions that may exist between different layers should also be possible. The reliability of the respective annotations was assessed using the average pairwise agreement and Fleiss’ multi-rater measures. We believe that MLSA is a beneficial resource for sentiment analysis research, algorithms and applications that focus on the German language.

Best regards, the IGGSA team

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