Datasets with induced emotion labels are scarce but of utmost importance for many NLP tasks. We present a new, automated method for collecting texts along with their induced reaction labels. The method exploits the online use of reaction GIFs, which capture complex affective states. We show how to augment the data with induced emotion and induced sentiment labels. We use our method to create and publish ReactionGIF, a first-of-its-kind affective dataset of 30K tweets. We provide baselines for three new tasks, including induced sentiment prediction and multilabel classification of induced emotions. Our method and dataset open new research opportunities in emotion detection and affective computing.
- Pub Date:
- May 2021
- Computer Science - Computation and Language;
- Computer Science - Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition;
- Computer Science - Machine Learning
- To be published in ACL 2021. 7 pages, 4 figures, 2 tables