International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media

Contact Information
For questions, please e-mail:


March 26-28, 2007

How to Overcome Tiredness: Estimating Topic-Mood Associations

Krisztian Balog and Maarten de Rijke

We address the task of associating moods with a given topic, using a large set of mood-annotated blog posts. We argue that a simple frequency-based baseline does not suffice as it fails to capture topic-dependence. Instead, we propose three models based on language modeling techniques to accomplish the topic-mood association task. Based on anecdotal evidence and other considerations, including complexity and efficiency, we identify a clearly preferred model.

Short Paper

Available as PDF