Author: Ding, Keyang
Title: Hashtags, emotions, and comments : a large-scale dataset to understand fine-grained social emotions to online topics
Advisors: Li, Jing Amelia (COMP)
Degree: M.Sc.
Year: 2021
Subject: Online social networks -- Psychological aspects
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Department of Computing
Pages: x, 46 pages : color illustrations
Language: English
Abstract: This paper studies social emotions to online discussion topics. While most prior work focus on emotions from writers, we investigate readers' responses and explore the public feelings to an online topic. A large-scale dataset is collected from Chinese microblog Sina Weibo with over 13 thousand trending topics, emotion votes in 24 fine-grained types from massive participants, and user comments to allow context understanding. In experiments, we examine baseline performance to predict a topic's possible social emotions in a multi-label classification setting. The results show that a seq2seq model with user comment modeling performs the best, even surpassing human prediction. More analyses shed light on the effects of emotion types, topic description lengths, contexts from user comments and the limited capacity of the existing models.
Rights: All rights reserved
Access: restricted access

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