Can Sentiment in our Words be Quantified? An Introduction to Lingmotif, a Sentiment Analysis Software Tool and its Educational Application

Javier Fernández-Cruz


In this paper, we present a concise introduction to Sentiment Analysis. We introduce a multilingual lexicon-based SA application, Lingmotif, developed by the Tecnolengua team at the Universidad de Málaga (Spain). Lingmotif is a lexicon-based, multi-platform desktop application for Sentiment Analysis. This software detects sentiment-laden words and multi-word expressions and returns a detailed analysis of its sentiment. In this paper, we provide a description of the tool’s interface along with a brief proposal for its application in education and English Language Teaching.

Keywords: Sentiment analysis; opinion mining; Natural Language Processing; education; discourse analysis; digital humanities

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