It’s not perfect, but it’s still pretty useful: using information collected about how individual words make us feel, we can attempt to quantify the overall happiness and sadness levels of any given text.
- Dodds, Peter S. & Danforth, Christopher M. Measuring the Happiness of Large-Scale Written Expression: Songs, Blogs, and Presidents
- Bradley, Margaret M. & Lang, Peter J. Affective Norms for English Words (ANEW): Instruction Manual and Affective Ratings
- Nielsen, Finn Årup. A new ANEW: Evaluation of a word list for sentiment analysis in microblogs
- Warriner, A.B., Kuperman, V., & Brysbaert, M. Norms of valence, arousal, and dominance for 13,915 English lemmas