Sentiment Analysis of Latin Poetry: First Experiments on the Odes of Horace

Rachele Sprugnoli, Francesco Mambrini, Marco Carlo Passarotti, Giovanni Moretti

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Abstract

In this paper we present a set of annotated data and the results of a number of unsupervised experiments for the analysis of sentiment in Latin poetry. More specifically, we describe a small gold standard made of eight poems by Horace, in which each sentence is labeled manually for the sentiment using a four-value classification (positive, negative, neutral and mixed). Then, we report on how this gold standard has been used to evaluate two automatic approaches for sentiment classification: one is lexicon-based and the other adopts a zero-shot transfer approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics (CLiC-it 2021). Milan, Italy, January 26-28, 2022
Pages314-320
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventEighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics - MILANO -- ITA
Duration: 26 Jan 202228 Jan 2022

Conference

ConferenceEighth Italian Conference on Computational Linguistics
CityMILANO -- ITA
Period26/1/2228/1/22

Keywords

  • Horace
  • Sentiment Analysis

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