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amplification.words: Amplifying Words


A dataset containing a vector of words that amplify word meaning.





A vector with 49 elements


Valence shifters are words that alter or intensify the meaning of the polarized words and include negators and amplifiers. Negators are, generally, adverbs that negate sentence meaning; for example the word like in the sentence, "I do like pie.", is given the opposite meaning in the sentence, "I do not like pie.", now containing the negator not. Amplifiers are, generally, adverbs or adjectives that intensify sentence meaning. Using our previous example, the sentiment of the negator altered sentence, "I seriously do not like pie.", is heightened with addition of the amplifier seriously. Whereas de-amplifiers decrease the intensity of a polarized word as in the sentence "I barely like pie"; the word "barely" deamplifies the word like.