Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Project proposal submitted

I submitted the proposal last week . The title was "Genre classification of books using Non-negative Matrix Factorization".

I will be getting all the text data(ebooks) from gutenberg project ( I plan to use 100 ebooks and classify them.Romance, horror, fantasy, politics are the main genre of books i am looking for, i wanted to have thriller in my list but the keyword occurrences in horror and thriller are very much similar which wouldn`t have given clear results in the end . Feeding the data and manipulating (converting it into Vector space models) it so that it can be used for affect recognition will be an issue. I plan to take Mac Kims help on this, as he has already done research in this area.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Building up on my thesis proposal

I have read the initial literature given by Rafa. I found the paper "Opinion Mining and Sentiment Analysis" by Bo Pang and Lillian Lee very comprehensible for a beginner like me in this area of knowledge. The paper on " Towards a Frame work of Literature review Process in Support of Informative Systems research" by Yair Levy and Timothy J. Ellis gave me a solid understanding of why a good literature review is needed and thus further encouraged me to look for quality literature to develop my background knowledge in this area of interest. " Sentimental Analysis in Student Experiences of learning " by Sunghwan Mac Kim and Rafael A. Calvo introduced me to the various techniques applied to judging sentiments in text and how emotion is modelled .So far i have found the following papers which will assist me for my thesis:-

Shaikh, M. A., Prendinger, H., and Ishizuka, M. 2008. SENTIMENT ASSESSMENT OF TEXT BY ANALYZING LINGUISTIC FEATURES AND CONTEXTUAL VALENCE ASSIGNMENT. Appl. Artif. Intell. 22, 6 (Jul. 2008), 558-601. DOI=

Wu, C., Chuang, Z., and Lin, Y. 2006. Emotion recognition from text using semantic labels and separable mixture models.ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (TALIP) 5, 2 (Jun. 2006), 165-183. DOI=

Gill, A. J., French, R. M., Gergle, D., and Oberlander, J. 2008. The language of emotion in short blog texts. In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (San Diego, CA, USA, November 08 - 12, 2008). CSCW '08. ACM, New York, NY, 299-302. DOI=

apparava, C. and Mihalcea, R. 2008. Learning to identify emotions in text. In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, March 16 - 20, 2008). SAC '08. ACM, New York, NY, 1556-1560. DOI=