Sense Sentiment Similarity: An Analysis


  • Mitra Mohtarami National University of Singapore
  • Hadi Amiri National University of Singapore
  • Man Lan Institute for Infocomm Research
  • Thanh Phu Tran National University of Singapore
  • Chew Lim Tan National University of Singapore


Sense Sentiment Similarity, Sentiment Similarity, Indirect yes/no Question Answer Pairs, Sentiment Orientation


This paper describes an emotion-based approach to acquire sentiment similarity of word pairs with respect to their senses. Sentiment similarity indicates the similarity between two words from their underlying sentiments. Our approach is built on a model which maps from senses of words to vectors of twelve basic emotions. The emotional vectors are used to measure the sentiment similarity of word pairs. We show the utility of measuring sentiment similarity in two main natural language processing tasks, namely, indirect yes/no question answer pairs (IQAP) Inference and sentiment orientation (SO) prediction. Extensive experiments demonstrate that our approach can effectively capture the sentiment similarity of word pairs and utilize this information to address the above mentioned tasks.




How to Cite

Mohtarami, M., Amiri, H., Lan, M., Tran, T. P., & Tan, C. L. (2012). Sense Sentiment Similarity: An Analysis. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 26(1). Retrieved from



AAAI Technical Track: Natural Language Processing