Author Archives: Janine García

About Janine García

Senior Software Engineer and NLP Consultant at MeaningCloud.

Emotion Recognition in MeaningCloud

In our previous post, we made an introduction to emotion recognition to celebrate the release of the publication of our Emotion Recognition pack. We talked about how emotions play a prominent role in the individual and social life of people and how they have a great impact on their behavior and judgements.

We also saw how thanks to Natural Language Processing we can extract the underlying emotions expressed in a text in a fast and simple way and we saw how useful it can be in multiple scenarios.

In this post, we are going to explain in depth how to get the most out of our emotion recognition pack. We will talk about the criteria and considerations we’ve followed in our approach.

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Introduction to emotion recognition in text

Emotions govern our daily lives; they are a big part of the human experience and inevitably they affect our decision making. We tend to repeat actions that make us feel happy but we avoid those that make us angry or sad.

Information spreads quickly via the Internet — a big part of it as text — and as we know, emotions tend to intensify if left undealt with.

Thanks to natural language processing, this subjective information can be extracted from written sources such as reviews, recommendations, publications on social media, transcribed conversations, etc. allowing us to understand the emotions expressed by the author of the text and therefore act accordingly.

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