Sushant Hiray


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SeerNet at SemEval-2018 Task 1: Domain Adaptation for Affect in Tweets
Venkatesh Duppada | Royal Jain | Sushant Hiray
Proceedings of The 12th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation

The paper describes the best performing system for the SemEval-2018 Affect in Tweets(English) sub-tasks. The system focuses on the ordinal classification and regression sub-tasks for valence and emotion. For ordinal classification valence is classified into 7 different classes ranging from -3 to 3 whereas emotion is classified into 4 different classes 0 to 3 separately for each emotion namely anger, fear, joy and sadness. The regression sub-tasks estimate the intensity of valence and each emotion. The system performs domain adaptation of 4 different models and creates an ensemble to give the final prediction. The proposed system achieved 1stposition out of 75 teams which participated in the fore-mentioned sub-tasks. We outperform the baseline model by margins ranging from 49.2% to 76.4 %, thus, pushing the state-of-the-art significantly.


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Seernet at EmoInt-2017: Tweet Emotion Intensity Estimator
Venkatesh Duppada | Sushant Hiray
Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis

The paper describes experiments on estimating emotion intensity in tweets using a generalized regressor system. The system combines various independent feature extractors, trains them on general regressors and finally combines the best performing models to create an ensemble. The proposed system stood 3rd out of 22 systems in leaderboard of WASSA-2017 Shared Task on Emotion Intensity.