A Survey on Emotion Detection from Text in Social Media Platforms

  • M. Usman Ashraf University of Management and Technology, Sialkot, Pakistan
Keywords: Emotion Detection, Social Media, Natural Language Processing.


This paper provides an overview of the evolving field of emotion detection and identifies the current generation of methods of emotion detection from social media platforms as well as the challenges. The challenges in the field of current emotion detection are discussed in detail and potential alternatives are proposed to enhance the ability to detect emotions in real-life systems that emphasize interactions between humans and computers as well as advertisements, recommendation systems, and medical fields such as computer-based therapy. These solutions include the extraction of semantic analysis keywords, and ontology design with the evaluation of emotions. There are multiple models and classifications of emotions such as Ekman’s model (Happy, Anger, Sad, Disgust,
Fear, Surprise), and Plutchik’s model (anger-fear, surprise-anticipation, joy-sadness, joy-sadness). Further, a systematic review of publications on textual emotions detection from social media platforms, state-of-the-art methods, and existing challenges presented. Finally, we conclude with some recommendations based on critical analysis of existing techniques and determine future research directions presented at last.

How to Cite
M. Usman Ashraf. (2021). A Survey on Emotion Detection from Text in Social Media Platforms. Lahore Garrison University Research Journal of Computer Science and Information Technology, 5(2), 48-61. https://doi.org/10.54692/lgurjcsit.2021.0502208