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Emotion Classification in German Plays with Transformer-based Language Models Pretrained on Historical and Contemporary Language

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Schmidt, Thomas ; Dennerlein, Katrin ; Wolff, Christian
Date of publication of this fulltext: 03 Feb 2022 09:06


We present results of a project on emotion classification on historical German plays of Enlightenment, Storm and Stress, and German Classicism. We have developed a hierarchical annotation scheme consisting of 13 sub-emotions like suffering, love and joy that sum up to 6 main and 2 polarity classes (positive/negative). We have conducted textual annotations on 11 German plays and have acquired over ...


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