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EPJ Data Science
We show that the frequency of word use is not only determined by the word length Zipf1935 and the average information content Piantadosi2011, but also by its emotional content. We have analyzed three established lexica of affective word usage in English, German, and Spanish, to verify that these lexica have a neutral, unbiased, emotional content. Taking into account the frequency of word usage, we find that words with a positive emotional content are more frequently used. This lends support todoi:10.1140/epjds3 fatcat:w5sovnwi7vfvrjte6jlpmmbfce