The DYSEN project (which stands for the German long title “Dynamische Sentimentanalyse als emotionaler Kompass für die digitale Medienlandschaft), funded by the Stadt Wien within the “Digital Humanism” call (Grant Number MA 7 – 737909/19), was a cooperation project together with the TU Wien (coordination), the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciencs and is embedded in the context of the DYLEN project. The project took place from February 2020 to December 2021. During this time, a tool was created to detect the change of emotional polarization of politicians in Austrian Newspapers. The tool helps to see trends and explore differences between media types and single newspapers. The data used for this study is a subcorpus the Austrian Media Corpus (AMC) with topic related to Vienna.

Project Team:

Julia Neidhardt (TU Wien): Project Coordination & PI
Tanja Wissik (ÖAW): PI
Andreas Baumann (Universität Wien): PI
Thomas Kolb (TU Wien): Project Member
Asil Çetin (ÖAW): Project Member
Seung-Bin Yim (ÖAW): Project Member
Bettina Kern (Universität Wien): Project Member


  • Kolb, T. E., Sekanina, K., Kern, B. M., Neidhardt, J., Wissik, T., & Baumann, A. (2022). The ALPIN Sentiment Dictionary: Austrian Language Polarity in Newspapers. Proceedings of the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), 21. – 25. June 2022, Marseille, France (forthcoming).
  • Kolb, T.E. (2022). Dynamic Sentiment Analysis for Measuring Media Bias. https://catalogplus.tuwien.at/permalink/f/8j3js/UTW_alma71123846750003336 [Master Thesis]
  • Hofmann, K., Baumann, A., Marakasova, A., Neidhardt, J., Wissik, T. (2021): Semantische Netzwerke als Hilfsmittel für die Untersuchung des Begriffskomplexes Arbeit–Lohn–Vermögen im öffentlichen Diskurs Österreichs. Momentum Kongress: https://www.momentum-kongress.org/system/files/congress_files/2021/momentum_submission_final.pdf
  • Kern, B. M., Baumann, A., Kolb, T. E., Sekanina, K., Hofmann, K., Wissik, T., & Neidhardt, J. (2021). A Review and Cluster Analysis of German Polarity Resources for Sentiment Analysis. In 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021). Schloss Dagstuhl-Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik. Shortlisted for Best Paper https://doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.LDK.2021.37
  • Baumann, A., Hofmann, K., Kern, B., Marakasova, A., Neidhardt, J.,& Wissik, T. (2021). Exploring causal relationships among emotional and topical trajectories in political text data. 3rd Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK 2021): 38:1-38:8. https://doi.org/10.4230/OASIcs.LDK.2021.38
  • Kern, B. M., Hofmann, K., Baumann, A., & Wissik, T. (2021). Komparative Zeitreihenanalyse der lexikalischen Stabilität und Emotion in österreichischen Korpusdaten. Proceedings of Digital Lexis and beyond at OELT. https://epub.oeaw.ac.at/0xc1aa5576_0x003c6407.pdf
  • Austrian Language Polarity in Newspapers (ALPIN): v1.0, https://phaidra.univie.ac.at/o:1169855 [Dataset]

Activities & Dissemination:

  • Participation with a short project presentation at the dighum networking meeting at TU Wien, 27th January 2020
  • Co-Organisation of the Visualization Creativity Workshop, ÖAW, 27th February 2020
  • Organisation of an virtual dighum networking meeting for the subgroup “analytical projects”, 20th March 2020
  • Seminar presentation “Exploring lexical dynamics in Austrian text data”, Andreas Baumann, Linguistikmeeting, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Uni Wien, 15. January 2021. 
  • Talk “Crowdsourcing Linguistic Annotations”, Tanja Wissik, Slovko 2021, 14. Oktober 2021.
  • Talk “Semantische Netzwerke als Hilfsmittel für die Untersuchung des Begriffskomplexes Arbeit–Lohn–Vermögen im öffentlichen Diskurs Österreichs”, Klaus Hofmann and Julia Neidhardt, Momentum Kongress, Hallstatt, 15. October 2021.
  • Talk “Creating an Austrian Language Polarity Dictionary with the Crowd” at the NLP Seminar of the Institute of Information Systems Engineering at TU Wien, Katharina Sekanina, Bettina Kern, Thomas Kolb, online, 7. December 2021. https://nlp.ec.tuwien.ac.at/seminar/sessions/20211207/
  • Organisation of the online workshop “Österreichisches Treffen zu Sentimentinferenz (ÖTSI)” at the Österreichische Linguistik-Tagung 2021
  • Talk “Creating an Austrian language polarity dictionary with the crowd” at the Workshop Österreichisches Treffen zu Sentiment-Inferenz (ÖTSI), Thomas Kolb, Katharina Sekanina, Bettina Kern,  online, 11. December 2021.


The DYSEN tool accessable here.