Example IV. Emotional Figure Profile

Emotional Figure Profiles for seven main characters representing percentiles of their raw valence, arousal and emotion potential scores within the Harry Potter corpus based on a sample of 100 figures (from ‚Albus’ to ‚Wilkes’).

The data suggest ‘Harry’, ‘Hermione’ and ‘Hagrid’ as the protagonists of the stories with the highest relative valence values.

Expectedly, ‘Voldemort’ has the lowest valence percentile (0), but a very high emotion potential on account of his relatively high arousal and very high negative valence raw score (-.03).

Jacobs AM (2019). Sentiment Analysis for Words and Fiction Characters from the Perspective of Computational (Neuro-)Poetics. ms in review.

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