Predicting News Values from Headline Text and Emotions

Maria Pia di Buono, Jan Šnajder, Bojana Dalbelo Bašić, Goran Glavaš, Martin Tutek, Natasa Milic-Frayling


Abstract
We present a preliminary study on predicting news values from headline text and emotions. We perform a multivariate analysis on a dataset manually annotated with news values and emotions, discovering interesting correlations among them. We then train two competitive machine learning models – an SVM and a CNN – to predict news values from headline text and emotions as features. We find that, while both models yield a satisfactory performance, some news values are more difficult to detect than others, while some profit more from including emotion information.
Anthology ID:
W17-4201
Volume:
Proceedings of the 2017 EMNLP Workshop: Natural Language Processing meets Journalism
Month:
September
Year:
2017
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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1–6
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W17-4201
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W17-4201
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