May
23
May 27

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA

Matt will present "Sentiment Analysis as Proxy for Plot" at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics.  Matt will discuss his continued development and validation of the Syuzhet R software package that implements sentiment analysis as a way to track emotional valence in a narrative fiction.  He will show how the highs and lows of emotional language serve as a reliable proxy for plot movement, and he'll describe how he validated Syuzhet's output against a collection of 167,034 human coded sentences, and then used that data to construct a new sentiment dictionary tuned to the emotional language characteristically seen in fiction.