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QWN-PPV is a method to automatically generate polarity lexicons. It only requires a Lexical Knowledge Base (LKB) such as Wordnet and a list of positive and negative seeds (either words or synsets). The algorithm propagates the initial polarities through the LKB projected over a graph by means of the UKB Personalized PageRank algorithm.

Resulting lexicons are polarity annotated at synset and lemma level.


QWN-ppv english polarity lexicon set created from Turney & Littman seed word lists (version 1.0): [tar.gz][zip]

QWN-ppv english polarity lexicon set created from QWn seed word lists [tar.gz][zip]

MCR 3.0 based graphs used for creating QWn-ppv polarity lexicons (binary files compiled for UKB-2.0) [tar.gz][zip]


This package is distributed under Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) license. You can find it at


San Vicente I., Agerri R., and Rigau G.. Simple, Robust and (almost) Unsupervised Generation of Polarity Lexicons for Multiple Languages. In Proceedings of the 14th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014). Gothenburg, Sweden. 2014.