The Role of Conjunctions in Adjective Polarity Analysis in Czech

Katrin Přikrylová, Vladislav Kuboň, Kateřina Veselovská


Adjectives very often determine the polarity of an utterance. This paper studies the role of conjunctions in the analysis of adjective polarity. The study is being performed on Czech language on the basis of an existing algorithm for English. The algorithm has been modified in order to reflect the differences between the two typologically different languages. The results of the original and modified algorithm are being compared and discussed. The paper also contains a thorough discussion of exceptions and special cases supported by a number of examples from a large corpus of Czech.


Adjective polarity, conjunctions, Czech language

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