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Computational emotion classification for genre corpora of German tragedies and comedies from 17th to early 19th century

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Dennerlein, Katrin ; Schmidt, Thomas ; Wolff, Christian
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This article presents a method of emotion analysis for German drama from the 17th to the 19th century that significantly goes beyond previous research approaches in computational literary studies. It is based on annotations of 17 dramatic texts resulting in 11,939 annotations which were used as training material to fine-tune a German language BERT model that achieves an average accuracy of 73% ...


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